St Fergus Bowling Club Donates £300 to Laurandy Day Care Centre
9th October 2017
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.
The day was the last day of bowling at the club.
Bill Fernie thanked the St. Fergus club for their generous donation and said,"I continue to be amazed at the giving by groups and individuals in Wick towards out centre that recently took over care for the Alzheimer's group that closed. We need to fund raise continually to maintain the services we provide. The staff and volunteers at Laurandy do wonderful job for the elderly in our community and I know from speaking to many people that the service is highly valued."
Laurandy Day Care Centre is for use of older people in the community of Wick and surrounding areas who require support during the day. The centre is registered with the Care Inspectorate and accommodates up to 20 persons daily.
The building is an original war time building at the airport in Wick. It is on one level with good access. Inside there are two lounges,dining room several toilets and two wet room areas. A bright kitchen area is where meals and snacks are prepared.
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.
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.
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.