Our first year

Blog Category: Campaign update and General updateBlog Tags: Older People

  • Profile

    Looking at our progress, and learning curve as we approach, and review our first year running.

    We are often visited by partner organisations, and have had a steady attendance at all of our brunch clubs.
    Since November 2019, we have provided 37 volunteering opportunities at this event alone, and the three final clubs of 2019 allowed 108 veterans and their families with a comfortable, friendly place to catch up with us and other attendees. We also had visits from Erskine Hospital, Argyll & Bute community development team, and Age Scotland to chat and inform us all on their work.

    Our Christmas lunch had 44 full traditional meals served, with help from another 7 volunteers, and included live music from a long time helper for GST. The MoD allowed some current Faslane workers to attend, and help to serve the veterans who attended.

    In 2020, the first month saw 60 veterans and family joining us to have brunch, and find out information from representatives of the Defence Transition Service, and the Naval Families Federation.
    February 4th was one of our busiest days with 8 people from Erskine Hospital as well as Action on Hearing Loss and Argyll & Bute community development team all bringing together a packed day for 48 diners.
    We visited another local brunch club for their return to the circuit on February 11th, and work closely with them to ensure that each club does not clash, before hosting another on February 18th.
    We are putting together a feedback survey to ensure that we continue to meet our own high standards, and provide the correct and best service to those who attend and support us.

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  • Project

Garelochhead Station Trust