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Long Service Awards for our Dumfries area befrienders

Our CEO presented four of our first ever Volunteer Befriender recruits in Dumfries (way back in 2012) with their 5 year 'Silver' Long Service Awards at our Christmas Friends event this week. Pictured (left to right) are Leigh, Richard, Brenda and Colin and our CEO Michelle Carruthers (right) with their certificates and silver badges.

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Friends-Xmas Party-2017

Our Dumfries Friends branch held our annual Christmas Party this week at the fabulous Crichton Golf Club which included a lovely meal, Christmas singing from Brownhall Primary School, 5 Year Long Service Awards for four of our wonderful Volunteer Befrienders, a FREE raffle for hampers AND a visit from Santa too! Magic.   

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A Place of Kindness

We attended (with many others) the 'Place of Kindness' Conference in Glasgow on 12 December, hosted by our friends and partners at Carnegie Trust UK, as we look to develop Kinder Communities and Networks in Scotland. A very interesting day on a subject that many find 'tricky' with time and regulations being the main barrier reported. Despite this, there is a determination to overcome these barriers and make Scotland a kinder place with kinder people and actions.   #placeofkindness   

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Dumfries Rotary Christmas Partnership 2017

Once again the Rotarians from Dumfries Rotary Club have been busy fundraising to provide a lovely bag of M&S 'goodies' for distribution to local older poeople in Dumfries this Christmas by Food Train.

We are, of course, delighted to be able to assist with this marvelous gesture and act of kindness. 72 bags with 15 items and an average value of £24.54 per bag will be distributed by us before Christmas. Pictured are some local Rotarians and M&S staff loading a Food Train van with help from our long serving volunteer, Sally Gibb.