Laurandy Day Care Centre Gets Local Funds Boost
24th January 2018
Laurandy Day Care Centre held a fund-raiser day at Tesco , Wick and raised £526.29 at Tesco on Saturday 20th January 2018.
Chairman of Laurandy Day Care Centre, Bill Fernie said,"We thank the public once again for their generosity. The money goes to help run the centre where we care for mainly very elderly people. A high number of our clients unfortunately have dementia or Alzheimers."
"The centre provides a high level of care during the day helping hard pressed families and individuals. We pick people up with our own mini-bus and take them home again. We provide lunch and snacks."
A large part of our funding comes from NHS Highland but we still have to raise money from trusts and other sources. The public and local businesses are very helpful to Laurandy.
We have a dedicated staff and recently also took on the people who used to attend the Alzheimers group when that was closed down."
If anyone would like to donate or collect on behalf of Lauandy please contact Margaret Allen at the centre.
Leaving a Legacy to the Laurandy Day Care Centre Since the Laurandy Day Care Centre first opened many people and their families have benefited from the services of the centre. It is a centre available to the needs of the elderly in our community, and is here to help people in need of daily activities and to offer respite for carers.
On Saturday 13th April 2019 the members of Francis Street Bowlers made three generous donation to three local groups. A day spent playing bowls at the opening day of the season at Thurso Bowling Club was followed by a buffet tea after which they presented the cheques.
The Laurandy Centre has been recognised as one of the leading home care services in Scotland. The Wick-based day care service, has won the Day Service of the Year the recent Scottish Care Awards 2018.
St Fergus Bowling club in Wick recently donated £300 to the Laurandy Day Care Centre in Wick. St Fergus Bowling Club Chairman Malky Mackay handed over a cheque for £300 to Laurandy Centre chairman Bill Fernie.
From 1st May 2017 Alzheimers Scotland will no longer offer their services in Caithness for people suffering from dementia. Couthie Corner, Thurso based at Bayview will no longer be run by Alzheimer Scotland but will instead be run by the NHS and the Longberry day service in Wick will be taken over by Laurandy.