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The Shackleton Story...with Ian Wilson

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. 

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Promotional Work in D&G

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!

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Dementia Awareness Workshop in Head Office

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.


Befriender Training in the Stewartry

More volunteer befrienders have been recruited and trained in the Stewartry locality this month as we build a super team of community spirited people to help our local older people feel less lonely and isolated. More info available from our Development Officer, Isobel Henkelmann, who is based in the heart of the Stewartry in Castle Douglas - call Isobel on 01556 288427 for more information on the Friends service.  

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