Thank you to Gary Miller and his colleagues at the DWP for choosing Black Isle Cares to receive the profits from their dress down day in January.
We all appreciate your support.
On Saturday evening BIC trustees, Lesley and Paula the MOW administrator’s and all but three of the MOW volunteers went out for a dinner at the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club restaurant. Without the help of the volunteers, Meals on Wheels would not work. The volunteers not only provide a hot meal but also a friendly, familiar face and help out with anything else our customer’s require. They make such a difference to many peoples lives.
This was BIC Meals on Wheels way of thanking the team of volunteers for all their hard work and commitment to the service.
The support we have received in running our raffle from local people and businesses in the Black Isle has been absolutely incredible!
All prizes have been drawn and either delivered, posted or emailed, all but one, but I will continue to try and get through on the phone!
Thank you to all the following businesses for either donating a raffle prize or allowing us to sell tickets in their premises;
The Tartan Heart Festival. Hillockhead Cottages, Chanterelle Kinkell, Ellen Addison Remedial Massage, Broomhill Riding Centre, Munro’s nursery, Jasmine’s take-away, Rosemarkie Shop, Green Tree gifts, Fortrose Cafe, Culbokie Shop, Tore Garage, The Allangrange Arms, Ryefield farm shop and the Fortrose golf club.
We raised £1000 for Black Isle Cares!
And to all of our wonderful staff and trustees:
That’s the end of our run in receiving profits from the Coop local community fund.
Firstly a huge thank you to the Coop for allowing us to profit from 1% on Coop spends and carrier bag charges.
Secondly thank you to all you wonderful people who took the time to sign up and select us as your local charity to receive your 1%.
We really do rely on the kindness and generosity of local people and businesses, to keep on doing great work in caring and providing regular meals for the elderly in the Black Isle.
We raised a whopping:
We are proud to announce that the Black Isle team consisting of: Donald Angus Ferguson, Abigail Ferguson, Stuart Patience. Jordan Hossack, Greg Matheson and Steven Stewart not only completed the punishing 10k obstacle course, known as the Loch Ness Beast Race 2017, but also managed to raise the huge sum of £800 for Black Isle Cares.
They may not have come first but they are our champions for sure.
It looks like they had a lot of fun along the way!
“The race was one of the most enjoyable experiences of our lives, and the fact that people from our home villages will benefit from it makes it even sweeter. Our average finishing time was 1hr and 30 minutes. We did get separated from each other and finished at different times but Stevie Stewart showed us how it’s done by beating us by a whole 10 minutes at least! All six of us will compete in the Beast Race next year with our partners and friends who want to get involved too. We raised £800 this year and next year we have set a target of £1500.”
Well Black Isle Cares thanks all six of you for your training, commitment, competing and your amazing fundraising.
Well done and we look forward to next year’s race and the fun photos that follow. Great work!