Great afternoon at West Barns Bowling Club, when both our groups came together for Christmas lunch. Helena and her team served a beautiful meal, and our tables looked lovely with their cheerful Christmas table decorations – thank you so much for this. Everyone in great form (as usual), but we were sorry for the folks who were unable to join us, and a nice Christmas gift will be making its way to them.
To celebrate Book Week Scotland this year, our good friend Lorna Hill (Director of Sharing a Story CIC) in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, arranged for author John Killick to come along to meet our groups – what a treat!!
John, who is currently writer in residence for Alzheimer Scotland, engaged the group in a variety of creative writing activities, which were much enjoyed by all. (Delicious ‘Book Week Scotland’ cupcakes were also served – thank you Lorna!). Huge thanks to Sharing a Story CIC and the Scottish Book Trust for making this event possible.
Winterfield Golf Club was our destination today, where Kevin, Julie & Doreen looked after us beautifully, once more. The best china was out and we had a brilliant afternoon, our Thursday group coming together with our new Wednesday group for the first time. New friends made and great conversation around the tables.
We were joined by Lorna Hill of ‘Sharing A Story CIC’ and (Birthday Girl!) Rita Bradd, who have been such great friends to us – their input is so much appreciated.
Thank you so much to all who made this possible by donating so generously to group funds.
Our new second Carers Support Group got off to a flying start today. Connections made around the table were heartwarming – can tell that this is going to be a fun group!! Watch out when our two groups get together for social outings and events – watch this space…….
A huge welcome to our new volunteers, Amy and Evelyn and many thanks to Thursday group volunteers and members (Beth, Helen, Moira & Kenny) for coming along to welcome our new friends.