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Indoor Bowling Fun with Friends

A few of our Dumfries members enjoyed a fun game of indoor bowling recently at St George's Hall. Winners were Chattie and Ruby once the scores were added up!   

Befriender Training Workshop

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Training is really important in life so we regularly host training workshops for new and old volunteer befrienders in our Friends service.

Pictured here are some volunteers who attended a recent workshop in Dumfries.  

National Lottery £1.2m funding for Eat Well Age Well

Eat Well Age Well Press Release

Big Lottery Fund has today announced £1.2million funding for our new Eat Well Age Well project which aims to help reduce the risk and incidence of malnutrition among older people living at home in Scotland. 

Welcoming the funding, Chief Executive Michelle Carruthers MBE said: “This funding award is the culmination of many dedicated people coming together, listening and learning from older people about their food needs.  Through the Eat Well, Age Well project, we will work towards a sustainable approach to reduce malnutrition among older people living at home and create a long lasting and engaged network across the country committed to this issue. We are absolutely delighted with this Big Lottery Fund award, which will allow us to carry on the legacy of our founders in partnership with others.”

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “This award, made possible by National Lottery players, will bring together partners in the public, third and private sectors to help tackle malnutrition amongst older people in our communities. With its expertise, knowledge and skills, the Food Train is well placed to lead this initiative while working with others to ensure a nation-wide approach. I look forward to following the progress of the Eat Well, Age Well Project as it begins to create a much needed strategy to address this across Scotland.”