Holywood Trust visit to Portrack Gardens

The Holywood Trust staff where very privileged last week to get a tour of the gardens by head Gardner Alistair Clark. Portrack is the family home of Maggie Keswick Jencks who set up the Holywood Trust with her father in 1979. The family still own the house.

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Next Deadline is Monday 2nd October 2017

The Trust is currently receiving a higher than normal number of applications. The next deadline for new applications requesting a grant over £2,500 will be Monday 2nd October. The Trust cannot guarantee that all applications submitted by this deadline will be considered at the January 2018 meeting of Trustees; depending on the volume of applications received, some may be considered …

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Project Scotland

ProjectScotland wants to help young people get on in life. We help 16-30 year olds in Scotland by setting them up with full time volunteering opportunities with Scottish charities: they get an experience of work and a chance to develop themselves, and the organisation gets their help – that means their energy, skills and talent. If you are a charity …

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Headway D&G have changed there name to Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd

Dumfries & Galloway’s only specialist third sector service for acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors has rebranded as Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd. Formerly known as Headway D&G, the Organisation identified strategic opportunities for growth and service development in the region. Owen Fielding, Business Operations Manager for Compass said “we consulted with service users and their families and carers to find …

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Solway Eclipse and Solway Stars

A lovely email received into the office. Thank you for supporting the club with this matter, its very much appreciated. We are also delighted to update that both Solway Eclipse and Solway Stars proudly represented Dumfries at the British Synchronised Ice Skating Championships at the weekend. Both teams won gold in their respective categories and gained personal best scores. Kind …

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Solway Credit Union

Have you heard about our local credit unions? There are two community credit unions based in Dumfries & Galloway and they cover the region between them. Solway Credit Union has an office in Dumfries and is available for people who live or work in Nithsdale, Stewartry, or Annandale & Eskdale. In the west, Stranraer Credit Union covers Wigtownshire. Being run …

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Victim Support D&G

Victim Support Scotland is the largest provider and leading voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime. The service provides practical help, emotional support and information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime in the local community and in the courts. In Dumfries and Galloway Victim Support Scotland has offices in Dumfries and Stranraer. Tom McCulloch who is …

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‘I know now that anger is a normal reaction’: A daughter reflects on her mother’s death and the legacy she left behind

Lily Jenks the daughter of  Maggie Keswick Jenks who set up the Holywood Trust with her father 32 years ago speaks openly about her mothers death and how the Maggies Centres started. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2475191/I-know-anger-normal-reaction-A-daughter-reflects-mothers-death-legacy-left-behind.html#ixzz2j1YUzDS3

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