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)
St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld is hosting an afternoon for Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 30th September from 1pm to 3.30pm.
Entry is only £3.50 per person with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support with a donation also being made to Strathcarron Hospice.
Please come along with your friends for a ‘nibble and a natter’ and support these two very worthwhile causes. Any donations of baking would be greatly appreciated.
Brightons Parish Church will be hosting a play called The God Particle by Jim Cary on Wednesday 17th February at 7.00pm. The play is a romantic comedy about an interaction between two people with very different ideas – a vicar and a physicist – who meet in a bar and form a romantic attachment. The play sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013.
Advance tickets (priced £4) can be obtained from Brightons Parish Church or the Strathcarron Hospice shop at the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk. It will also be possible to pay at the door on the night but entry price will be £5.
Tea and coffee will be provided after the play. All proceeds will go to Strathcarron Hospice. This event is being organised and promoted by Brightons Parish Church, Scottish Charity Number SC001385. More information is available on their church website.
The Strathcarron Hospice shop in Cumbernauld is urgently looking to recruit new volunteers to help. If you have a few hours to spare once a week (or know someone who has – people of any age over-16) then please pop in and speak to the manager or any of the other volunteers, for an informal, no-obligation chat or call 01236 725211. No previous retail or shop-work experience required.