Summer Update

At the AGM in March 2015, the disbursement of the year’s Guild funds was agreed by all those present at the meeting. Very warm letters of thanks from all the recipients.

Dr McLardy, on behalf of Beauly Care (new name for Beauly and District Care Project) tells us that the Men’s Shed is developing well and now has more members. The minibus has arrived and after driver training is arranged – proving more difficult than thought or hoped – suggestions as to how best use should be made of the minibus would be gratefully received.

The Samaritans of Inverness and Befrienders Highland express grateful thanks both for thinking about them and for the donations to their funds on which their work with vulnerable people depends.

Our contribution to the Church of Scotland Guild will be used by our designated charity which again was CrossReach Heart for Art and they send their thanks also.

Janette McLellan spoke with Clare Cotton following her trip to Belarus to organise the next group of children for a month’s respite in Scotland. As expected Clare came home with plans for more children than she had funds for, and dismayed that two additional children in desperate need could not be included. Clare was very moved and delighted to receive our donation which now enables these children to be included when the group comes to Scotland in September.

Finally, preparations for the Guild Year 2015/2016 are now underway and speakers will shortly be contacted for our syllabus.