With the Nationwide funding we have been lucky enough to employ a new member of staff. Maria Bathgate has joined the KCDT team. Maria will be out and about in the community assisting with our Senior’s projects among others. We are very excited to have Maria on board so please say hello to her if you see her. Once again we have been fortunate to provide employment for someone who lives in the village.
We wrapped up a fabulous 2019 with a drop in event for the Seniors of Kirknewton. We had a wonderful time just blethering and catching up. We were also lucky enough for John and Alison Cunnigham to do a spot of singing for us. We couldn’t do it without our volunteers who bake for us. A big shout out to Nikki Thomson and Angela Hogg for their baking and assistance.
Graeme Stickings came to present the cheque from Nationwide Building Society for £30,000 which will enable us to hire a new member of staff to help provide support to the elderly residents of Kirknewton. We are very excited about this and a massive thank you to Graeme and the Nationwide for supporting our cause.
We will be meeting again soon to work out a plan of action for 2020 which we hope will be bigger and better than 2019!