Anyone thinking of keeping fit should get in touch with Clyth Hall. As a fund we were delighted to support them in their efforts to encourage members of the community to attend wellness classes.
Ladies attending Thrumster Sewing Bees /Thrumster WRI have been busy making lovely blankets for residents in local nursing homes. Riverside residents will have a lovely selection of blankets to chose from to keep them cosy. Blankets fro children entering into A&E were also made and donated to Caithness General Hospital to cheer up the children whilst keeping them warm and cosy.
A great example of funding for one group benefiting the wider community.
Northlands Creative Community Design Projects
The recent Highland Fling Festival was well attended despite the inclement weather. Supporting costs were awarded to contriute towards the many national and international experts who came to Lybster to share their glassblowing knowledge and expertise.
Community First Aid Training
We were delighted to arrange some basic first aid training for members of the community in Thrumster and Lybster. This was well received and everyone who attended was shown how to operate a defibrillator. There is no training needed for this piece of equipment however it was good for everyone to familiarise themselves with this equipment which we have installed in Lybster and one was installed in Thrumster by the Community Council. Scottish Ambulance Service kindly came along to deliver these sessions.
The fund were delighted to support applicant Sheena Macleod to attend a Mosaic workshop to further enhance her knowledge and skills in Mosaic art. Sheena has been introducing new members of the area to this art and her classes are very well attended.
Community Bus Restoration Project
At a recent meeting Directors approved an application from Thrumster Garage Community Projects to restore and bring back into community use an old double decker open top bus. There are very few of these left in the Country. This is a unique opportunity for members of the Latheron Lybster & Clyth and Tannach & District Community Council areas to learn and research these amazing vehicles whilst restoring it to its former glory.
See below the bus now and as it was in its prime. We will closely follow this project and post regular updates.
Anyone from the area interested in getting involved with this project give us a ring it will be a most rewarding educational experience for all involved with the project.