News & Events
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.
Our new Stewartry Friends branch held a fun get together in Dalbeattie recently where a few new members were in attendance for the first time, as were our friends from Stewartry Care. We had a TV Theme Tune quiz (won by Carol's team) and a game of Play Your Cards Right (no Bruce) for Easter Eggs and the famous Food Train Speedboat. If you are interesting in coming along as a member (age 65+) or a volunteer helper, please call Isobel or Shelley in our Stewartry office on 01556 288427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We were delighted to receive recently a cheque donation for £300 from Lower Nithsdale Young Farmers Club (LNYFC). Pictured is Scott McGill (Project Manager - left) with Emma Harper (Secretary LNYFC) and Ben McClymont (Chair LNYFC) and Paddy Finlay (service user - right) receiving the cheque. We would liike to thank everyone at LNYFC for chosing to support Food Train in the past year.
Our Project Manager Scott McGill met three excellent S2 pupils at Dumfries High School in late February to discuss the services that Food Train provide across the region and beyond. The three pupils, Logan, Scott and Craig, are hoping to win £3000 for Food Train in a school competition. They asked some great questions about Food Train and now understand the challenges faced by older people a little bit more.
Good luck boys!