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Stirling News

The latest news from the Stirling branch of Food Train.

Sunday Morning at Falkirk Stadium Car Boot

Our amazing volunteers turned out on Sunday morning to run a car boot stall at Falkirk Stadium to raise funds for Food Train.  The weather held good for them and everyone was delighted with the proceeds of more than £250 to help buy shopping boxes and volunteer uniforms.  It was a very early start so thanks very much to Alan, Pat, Eleanor and WIllie for volunteering to help Anne-Marie and Fran on the day.  Thanks also to our wonderful customers and volunteers for donating their unwanted bric-a-brac for us to sell.  This is an annual event for Food Train, so see you all next year!  As you can see from the photos, everyone had great fun..we didnt stop laughing all day.

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Lord Provost volunteers for a day with Food Train

Food Train customers got a surprise visit recently when the Lord Provost delivered their weekly shop!  Provost Mike Robbins spent the day alongside other volunteers to make deliveries on one of the hottest days of the summer.  He met and chatted with the customers of the Food Train and heard about the challenges they face living at home, whilst he unpacked their shopping and helped to put it away.  The Provost was taking part in one of the Charity's VIP Volunteering Days to find out for himself the benefits of the service for older people in the Community.

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Food Train recognised as 'Volunteer Friendly' 2016

Food Train staff and volunteers were very proud to be presented with the Volunteer Friendly Award at the Inspiring Volunteers Awards Ceremony 2016.  Food Train were the first Charity organisation in Stirling to receive this award in 2013 and delighted in 2016 to have it renewed for another 3 years, showing 'Sustained Excellence'.  Thanks to SVE for a wonderful evening and congratulations to all the other award winners.

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Food Train at Local Highland Games

Food Train volunteers manned a stall at the Callander Highland Games to raise money for the Charity.  A fabulous tombola and tin-can-alley generated a whopping £260.  Thanks to everyone for their generous donations of prizes for the tombola and for their time in coming to support the event.

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Fundraising Bag Pack Success

 

Stirling's fabulous volunteers turned out in good spirits for a fundraising Bag pack at Sainsburys and collected £400 from generous customers on the day!  Fundraising is vital to sustaining and expanding Food Train's service locally as we only receive part funding from a local authority grant.  A massive thank you to everyone who joined in, including Stirling customer Shirley Hyman.  Shirley apreciates the service so much she really wanted to come out and help the volunteers for an hour and be involved.  Our volunteers not only collected donations but they informed everyone about the Food Train service, so at the end of the day had sore throats as well as sore legs!   And as you can see from the photos, smiles all day!

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Fundraising Fun!

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 Vounteers turned out for a Bag Pack at Sainsburys to raise funds for their local Food Train in Stirling.  Food Train is only partly funded by a local authority grant so fundraising and donations play a big part in helping to sustain and expand the service.  Joining our team for an hour was a customer of Food Train who helped to bag pack and hand out leaflets to promote the service.  At the end of the day, Food Train had collected £400 in their bright red buckets.  Massive thanks is due to everyone who turned out to help and to Sainsurys generous customers and helpful staff.