Donation of £2000 to Martyn’s Monday Club, in Oban, from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Argyll and The Isles and the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Pictured are Bro., Robert A. Cruickshanks, PG Chaplain of Argyll and The Isles and receiving the cheque, Bro., Diarmid MacMillan, co-founder of the organisation, a suicide prevention and mental health support charity for men and women, based in Oban. Diarmid expressed the gratitude of everyone involved with MMC, for the kind donation, which will go toward adding to the 200 plus people they have already trained and also, employing 2 co-ordinator’s to develop appropriate activities and support in the community, as demand has only increased during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Current Master of the Lodge, Donald Crawford, said it has been a privilege to try to help during this crisis, for example we gave £150 to Midton Acrylics, to make safety visors for NHS staff in Argyll and the same to volunteers making “scrubs,” uniforms for nurses. We have also, donated a couple of large screen ”Tablets” to Ardfenaig Care Home and a consignment of soft drinks to hospital staff, to show our appreciation for these dedicated, hard working staff.
On behalf of residents, manager of Ardfenaig, Nan Anderson said, “our whole team are doing a fantastic job of looking after our residents and each other during this very difficult time. This kind donation is very welcome. We will use them to reach out to families and people in the community, reminisce, play games, catch up with news, learn new skills and have consultations with professionals. The possibilities are endless. We thank all of you very much for thinking of us and for your support.”
Pictured are Angela Tustin, of Ardfenaig, receiving the ”Tablets” from Donald Crawford, of Lodge Loch Fyne, No.754 and also, local mental health staff, with their supply of soft drinks.