Strathcarron Hospice is appealing for volunteers to take part in their ‘Compassionate Neighbours’ campaign. They are looking for people who are willing to support someone with a long term illness at home.
Each situation is different but it may just be popping in for a cuppa and a chat, offering friendship and a listening ear, or perhaps helping them to continue to do things they enjoy. No specialist skills or knowledge are required, just a willingness to give a little time to help someone who may be feeling isolated or lonely.
More information about Strathcarron’s Compassionate Neighbours scheme, whether you are looking to volunteer or need support yourself, is available from the Hospice at 01324 826222, or contact Susan (susanhigh at nhs.net) or Mandy (mandyross2 at nhs.net)
Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland has been invited to send a ‘youth rep’ (aged 18-25) to the church’s General Assembly, which takes place in Edinburgh from 18th-25th May 2018.
Youth reps from the church’s presbyteries spend the week together and far from being dull, everyone who goes says it’s one of the best weeks of their year.
Anyone interested in being a presbytery rep should download the Job Description and a Nomination Form, both available from the church’s website) have a read through and think about whether this is something you would like to do.
If it is, then please complete the Nomination Form and send it to your presbytery clerk by 1st Feb 2018. On the form you need to give some details about yourself and why you want to be a rep, and then get two different people to nominate you (one of them needs to be your minister / youth worker). The form also needs signed at the bottom by your minister. Putting your name forward doesn’t mean you will get chosen, but if you don’t put your name forward, then you definitely won’t!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce that the total collected from this year’s Christian Aid Week door-to-door collection in the parish was £2595.01 and that the Boys’ Brigade Display raised another £300 for Christian Aid. This is a marvellous total and is £700 more than was collected last year!
Furthermore, from that total, the donations made under Gift Aid amounted to £1274, meaning Christian Aid can recover the tax already paid on them, adding a further 20% or so. Thanks to everyone who completed the Gift Aid form on their red envelope.