From Left to Right: Graham MacIver (Tractor Driver) , Tommy Holm, Nicky Keoch, Darryl Hossack, Kenny MacIver
At the beginning of August, local SNP MSP Kate Forbes, met with Brian Devlin at the BIC office to discuss how the trustees, staff and volunteers are changing peoples lives for the better in the Black Isle-through providing Care and Meals on Wheels.
Kate also went out on a Meals on Wheels round with trustee Genevieve MacIver:
“I had a wonderful time joining the Meals on Wheels team on the Black Isle.
The team do a fantastic job, and I loved meeting some of the customers who clearly enjoy the beautiful food and the good company of the volunteers.
Initiatives like Meals on Wheels are more needed than ever, as older folks are often isolated and lonely and it can be more difficult to cook up a feast for lunch or dinner.
The Meals on Wheels team recognised that a few years ago, and have done something about it with volunteers delivering meals to a lot of people across the Black Isle.
It was a joy to join them and I’d love to do it again.”
To our delight, Kate raised a motion in parliament on 01/08/17, to acknowledge the work of Black Isle Cares:
“That the parliament recognises the work of Black Isle Cares, to improve Care Services on the Black Isle; notes that, as well as home care, the charity also delivers approximately 80 Meals-on-Wheels per week; congratulates its chairman Brian Devlin on being awarded Board Trustee of the Year Award 2017, from Highland Third Sector Interface and recognises the intergenerational work that the charity does in order to bring young and older people together to learn from one another.”
This year BIC had a presence at Fortrose Vintage Car Rally in Fortrose.
Amanda Mackay ran the Tombola and trustees and friends of BIC produced some amazing home baking.
Not only that but Frieda Mackenzie – a BIC Trustee – brought along and sold her home grown plants.
We made well in excess of £600 pounds. And the rain stayed off!
Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and made amazing baked goods.
Everything was gone by the end of the event.
It was a great success.
Black Isle Cares Trustees Graham MacIver and Brian Devlin attended this year’s Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) Award ceremony where Brian was awarded Board Trustee of the Year.
The award ceremony was held at the Strathpeffer Pavilion on Friday evening, where winners and guests were invited to attend.
“This is a great honour and this award is dedicated to all of the trustees and volunteers in Black Isle Cares. Without their dedication and team effort we simply would not be able to function as a charity.”
Black Isle Cares will be at the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Classic Car Rally on the 26th August.
Have you been considering working as a carer and you want to know more?
Black Isle Cares trustees will be on hand to have an informal chat to you about all aspects of working as a Carer and how to apply for a position with us.
We are currently seeking Carers throughout the Black Isle.
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We look forward to seeing you there.