The latest news from the Stirling branch of Food Train.
An enormous thank you to Rural Stirling Housing Association for the very genrous donation of £1500 which will go towards the purchase of a new van. We have been fundraising for a new van which will help us to sustain our essential service and continue to reach as many vulnerable older people as possible througout Stirlingshire. Pictured below is Tommy Buick (volunteer), Fran Thow (Regional Manager), Mark Griffiths (Vice Chair Rural Stirling Housing Association) and Pat McPake (volunteer). We have a bag pack planned for Saturday 7th of April 12-3pm in Sainsburys (Drip Road) and we have an army of volunteers giving up their Saturday to help us! Please come along and show your support, many thanks to the dedicated volunteers giving up their time to raise much needed funds.
We are so pleased to have raised £330 in our Christmas raffle and we were overwhelmed by the support of local businesses. All the generous gifts help us to raise money for items such as; uniforms, shop boxes and a new van. Thanks to Paul at Green Aspirations who donated a gift voucher, please check out their website to see all the exciting workshops they run in the woods! https://www.greenaspirationsscotland.co.uk/. Thank you also to Vicky Cottrell for all the beautiful glasswork she donated to us http://www.vickycottrell.co.uk/, also to Highland Gate Restaurant for the gift voucher https://www.highlandgatepubkildean.co.uk/. We would like to thank our partner Sainsburys for the gift voucher they donated to us, as well as all the other support they have given us over the year! Last but not least thank you to our enthusiastic volunteers who sold and bought tickets for us!
We were very pleased to receive beautiful handmade cakes from the 15th Stirling Guides, Braehead. We were also able to partner up with Sunlite Cafe, who made and bagged over 850 portions of shortbread for customer across central Scotland.
We were delighted to have been chosen by Stirling High School to receive funds raised from their sponsored Halloween 'Horrible Walk'.
We were very lucky to have Alasdair Tollemache Councillor for Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, donate a day to us to help with deliveries in Bridge of Allan. He got to see how our service works and how important our service is in preventing malnutrition. Alasdair said he was struck by how many people did not see any other visitors day to day, which highlights how important our cheery and warm volunteers are to our customers on their twice weekly visits. Our volunteers go above any beyond just delivering food and are always available for chat in between their deliveries. Thanks very much to Alasdair and all the support he has shown for our service.