News & Events
We held our latest befriender induction and training workshop in our Head Office training room this month where we hit the magical number of 200 volunteer befrienders having attended over the past few years! Here are the latest recruits with Scott and Jane. Photo by volunteer Carol.
Our Dumfries Friends 'Group' members recently enjoyed the thrilling story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's adventures in 1914-1917 to the Antarctic and South Georgia so well delivered by local traveller Ian Wilson who was out on the Falklands also. A great story enjoyed by our members and volunteer helpers. Thanks to the Troqueer Family Church for the use of their premises (great partnership working and sharing of community resources) and to our customer Margaret for baking the cup cakes! Lovely. We also had Stand Up Bingo and Musical Bingo to round the day off before heading home. Magic.
We have been busy in September promoting our range of services across Dumfries & Galloway with appearances at the 'D&G Over 50's Group' Information Fair, MS Society Roadshow (Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis) at Easterbrook Hall and a talk to the ladies of Durisdeer SWI in Mid-Nithsdale. Everyone is excited by our new Meal Makers service!
We held yet another training workshop in HO this week, this time the subject matter was dementia awareness. Local Alzheimers Scotland expert Mandy Pool delivered an excellent awareness session on dementia and Alzheimers to a group of volunteer befrienders and staff. Food Train is proud to be a Dementia Friendly organisation. Partnership working in action.