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The Kyle Of Sutherland Development Trust runs a once a week cafe that a lot of Cairn’s tenants visit and some delicious food and to meet like-minded people who often become friends. There’s an emphasis on reducing loneliness and the cafe’s have fantastic results so far.
The staff at Kyle of Sutherland didn’t want it to stop once the cafe doors closed though. They contacted us for £1000 to organise a Salmon Leap viewing platform at the Falls of Shin for 33 tenants, an amazing natural experience most people don’t get to witness their entire life. We’re extremely pleased to be able to support it.
The event was a great success and is a a great idea to make friends! See below for more details.
Thanks to the Cairn Community Fund and the generosity of The Community Food Stop, our residents got to chat to new people and check out the salmon viewing platforms. On top of that, they were lucky enough to get some great food too.
Beverley Hill, the Project Officer from Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust and who organised the lunch, said “I would like to say a huge thank you to Cairn Housing Association, for funding this event. It was so nice for their retirement home tenants, who usually come to the Community Food Stop every Monday to meet the other café regulars and volunteers outwith the Food Stop setting. Everyone had a wonderful day and a special thank you also to Mac and Wild for providing a marvelous feast, for us all”.
A great day was had by all who attended the event and that’s exactly what we want. If you’d like to help those around you, find more information on the Cairn Community Fund or apply, please give us a call on 0800 990 3405 or visit the Community Fund page on our website.