Fortrose Academy students won £3000 for Black Isle Cares

Six students from Fortrose Academy won the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Award for Black Isle Cares on Thursday 26th January.

Lucy Faulkner, Max Fuerst, Corinna Healey, Claire Holiday, Colin Marshall and Katelynne Munro featured in, and produced a video about the Meals on Wheels service provided by Black Isle Cares. They presented it to an audience, alongside a prepared speech.

Black Isle Cares were absolutely delighted to be invited to the finals of Fortrose Academy’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. Doubly so, when the winning project and group were backing us- specifically our Meals on Wheels initiative. The students were presented with a cheque for £3000 for BIC.

As part of their presentation the students spoke of their experience of helping deliver meals on Wheels.  They commented on how the human interaction and chat with the volunteers is as vital, in many ways, as the food.

Building on relationships

From this initiative we have opened a door into intergenerational working with Fortrose Academy.  They are sending  fourth year students our way during the exam period in May.  Students will be helping our volunteers on the meals on wheels service and planning a coffee morning for some of Black Isles Cares clients.

We look forward to the students joining our team in May, and we hope this relationship will continue to grow and the benefits on our elderly clients will be fantastic.

Below is an outline of the sessions taking place:

Session 1: 8th May

  • preconceptions of ageing

Session 2:  15th May

  • Physical and psychological aspects of ageing.

Session 3: 22nd May

  • Accompanying volunteers on Meals on Wheels rounds.

Session 4: 29th May

Venue Academy

  • Serving food and shared lunch between older people and students.

Follow the students experiences on our blog.

In addition to the above, Avoch primary and Resolis primary school have both shown an interest in working with and fundraising for BIC.