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Fantastic Fundraising!

Volunteers and staff of Food Train Stirling hosted a Fundraising Day at W. Morrisons plc. in Springkerse Retail Park on Saturday 19th October.  A massive thank you to Morrisons customers for their generosity in raising £510.87 towards the costs of sustaining the Food Train service in Stirling!  Dedicated volunteers and staff who turned out on the day to help support the cause were Carolyn and Trevor Gillott, Leigh Doherty, Joan Leddy, Ian Corlett, Eleanor Phillips, Shona Esler, Sheena Thomson, Dawn Thow and Regional Manager Fran Thow. 

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Team Meeting

Volunteers of Food Train Stirling all gathered for their 6 weekly team meeting in Enterprise House, Springkerse Business Park on 11th October.  News about the local branch was provided as well as information on other Regional offices across Scotland.  Volunteer feedback is vital to the continued sucess of Food Train and an important topic was discussed  to determine the best option.....shopping over the festive period!  Shop closures does mean that our normal delivery days are disrupted and reduced.  News on the new arrangements for this Christmas and New Year will follow soon.....

 

 

Dementia Awareness

Staff of Food Train attended a one day course in Dementia Awareness on 27th September, hosted by Alzheimer Scotland as part of their Action on Dementia Campaign.  Valuable information and expert advice was shared on current Government stratedgy, The Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers, types of Dementia, understanding Dementia, communication challenges for people with Dementia, challenging behaviours, practical ways to help and the impact of immediate environments.  Michelle McCrindle, Chief Executive of Food Train, is keen that all staff and volunteers gain an understanding of dementia to help them in their support of older people.  Volunteers also attended a one day study course in Stirling University, hosted in the DSDC, specifically aimed at volunteers who support people with dementia in their various environments.  Shona Esler and Gill Hall reported how valuable the day was and how meaningful the knowledge gained on the day.  Any volunteer of Food Train is eligible to attend Dementia Awareness training which can be arranged via your local office.  If you, or someone you care for, is worried about Dementia, please contact the 24 hour Dementia Helpline on 0808 808 3000 or email helpline@alzscot.org

New partnership with Tesco

Food Train are delighted to be able to offer our Annandale and Eskdale customers the choice of having their shopping delivered either from the Co-op in Annan or now from Tesco in Annan.  Food Train strive to offer their customers the best possible choice and value available and are delighted to be working in partnership with Tesco.