Dumfries & Galloway News
The latest news from the Dumfries & Galloway branch of Food Train.
Food Train Friends were delighted to receive this year's Service to Older People Award from Age Scotland. Staff and volunteers attended the awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament. Food Train Friends offers various befriending options and is growing weekly, our aim is to reduce loneliness and social isolation for older people across Dumfries and Galloway. Well Done to everyone involved in the service.
Food Train is an award winning local charity providing services to older people. We presently need shopping volunteers to help in the Co-op in Annan on Thursday mornings from 8am – 9.30am.
If you are free then and can help please contact the office at 2-4 Bank Street, Annan or call 01461 207778
The Food Train Ltd. Company Number 158165 is a company registered in Scotland.
The registered office of The Food Train Ltd is 30 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DU.
Food Train were delighted recently to receive a donation of £232.04 from the United Reformed Church in Annan. A special Christmas appeal was held in aid of Food Train as well as a collection during the church's candlelit Christmas service. Pictured receiving the cheque on behalf of Food Train are Robin Richardson and Roberta Macmillan who are both long serving volunteers. Also pictured are Helen McNairn, church treasurer and the Reverend Alan McGougan.
Annan volunteer Neil Henderson recently completed a charity cycle in aid of Food Train and Food Train Friends. On Sunday 19th May Neil set off from his home town in Annan and travelled through Longtown up through Moffat before climbing the Devil's Beef Tub into the Borders and through Lanarkshire into Biggar where he stopped for lunch. Neil then cycled down through Johnstonebridge into Gretna and back to Annan via Longtown - a total of 150 miles were completed. Neil had arranged sponsorship for this event via a guess his time for the official 'Down to Longtown' cycle (a total of 125 miles) which he completed in 9 hours and 33 minutes. There were 2 sponsors who guessed closest at 9 hours 35 minutes, Susan Dunion won a bottle of champagne and Ann Stevens won the bottle of wine. Neil raised a wonderful amount of £860 for the charity. Food Train would like to thank Neil for his hard work and continued commitment to Food Train and Food Train Friends.
Well Done Neil.
Following the recent publicity regarding NHS Dumfries & Galloway withdrawing their long standing funding, we are delighted to report that funding has now been reinstated, helping us to carry on providing support to local older people.