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A number of letters of thanks have been received from organisations who have benefitted from donations. Erskine Hospital has received our Remembrance Day offering for a long number of years. In their recent letter they said “Donations pay for everything from large items like specialised medical equipment to smaller things like coloured door handles to help veterans with dementia to find their way around the Home. Gifts from people like you also allow us to provide services like physiotherapy and the daily recreation programme – services which make a major difference to the quality of our veterans’ lives”.
There was also one from Carnoustie Helpline who received the Watchnight Service Offering. Mike Richardson the Treasurer wrote “Your continued support is very much appreciated and is vital for us to provide our Patient Transport Service the demand for which is ever increasing”. In the year 2000, the number of car runs was 465. In 2012 it had increased to 742.
The Spina Bifida Association who run Rebecca Cottage are also grateful for the donation from our Christingle and Christmas Day Services which will be used for facilities in the Cottage. Grateful, too, are the organisers of the Alzheimer Drop-In which is held in the Panbride Hall every Friday for the donation they received allowing them to enhance what they have on offer. The work of both of these two organisations meet a great need in the community.
Carnoustie has recently been awarded Fair Trade Status in recognition of the hard work done by many in the Community, from the steering group, the schools and churches, local businesses, the Co-op in promoting the use of Fairtrade products. There was to be a Civic Reception in the Library on 25th February to mark this new status.