Ferryhill Café Reopening

A date for your diary.  After almost two and a half years’ absence and following the success of opening at Newhills, we have decided to reopen the café at Ferryhill.  The Café will be open on Thursday 18 August, 1 – 3 pm.  Please spread the word – a warm welcome awaits.

Fundraising Car Wash

The Project are holding a fundraising car wash on Saturday 30 July from 11 am to 1 pm at the Stables, Bucksburn (behind Newhills Manse).  Refreshments will be served while you wait for your car to be cleaned.

Please come along and support the invaluable work of the Project.

It’s good to be back

Despite the most atrocious weather with snow on the ground and blin’ drift at the top of the hill, we opened our doors at Newhills on Tuesday the 19th of April and offered a warm welcome back to our first Living Well Café since the start of the pandemic.  Lots of fun and laughter and because of the weather we even managed to throw a few snowballs – aye, pretend indoor ones, so no cold hands!

Café reopening

A date for your diary.  After two years’ absence, we have made the bold decision to reopen the cafés.  We are starting with Newhills café and it will open on Tuesday 5 April, 1 – 3 pm.  Please spread the word – a warm welcome awaits.

Annual General Meeting 2022.

The Annual General Meeting of The Living Well Project will be held on Monday 24 January at 7.30 pm. This will be held via Zoom to ensure we are compliant with the guidance surrounding Covid and to ensure the safety of all interested parties. We would love as many of you as possible to join us and hear about the project over the past year and also what the future holds. We can’t provide a cup of tea and a fine piece, but grab your own and come along if you are able.

Here is the link to join the Zoom Meeting – we’ll circulate it again on the day of the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82205167951?pwd=eWEyRktWVmNMbGNzdS9wU3ZKT3dIUT09

Meeting ID: 822 0516 7951Passcode: Fv0jYx

It’s unlikely you’ll need the Meeting ID or the Passcode, just the long blue link which will only be active just before the meeting.

The Brimmond Challenge!

As many of you will know, our core funding was withdrawn from 31 March 2021 and we are passionate about wanting The Living Well Project to continue.  This past year has been difficult for many people but particularly those living with dementia and their carers, following the closure of all day-care support. Throughout the year we have been keeping in touch with people by different methods, we have also tried to bring some cheer into your living rooms through our capers.

 

We are continuing to seek alternative sources of funding but meanwhile Linda & Jeanette have decided to embark upon a challenge to raise funds ….. and this is where you come in.  We are planning to do a continual ‘dawn till dusk’ climb (well, 7 am till 7 pm!) up and down Brimmond Hill on Saturday 5 June and would so appreciate it if you could lend your support to this worthwhile cause.  We have set up a JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/brimmondchallenge whereby you can pledge money to The Living Well Project.  Alternatively, you can donate in cash or by cheque if that’s easier for you.  We will start our escapade from the car park along from Craibstone Golf Course at 7 am and will just keep on going up and down the hill as long as our little leggies will allow!   We are thrilled that a team of Occupational Therapists from ARI are also supporting us on the day – they are already NHS heroes and we hope they will indeed offer life support to our small, local charity. We would be delighted to see you, whether you take your flask and have a fly cup and a blether with us at the bottom of the hill or if you’re feeling energetic and want to join us on part of our antics.  There’s a bench halfway up with bonny views towards the hills of Deeside.

 

Your support would really be appreciated and would mean that The Living Well Project can continue to support the vulnerable and isolated in our local communities.  Please share this widely with family and friends so that we can raise as much funds as possible – we maybe won’t reach the dizzy heights of Captain Sir Tom but we do want to do our very best for the Project.

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

You are invited to The AGM of The Living Well Project which will take place on Monday 8 February at 7pm.  This meeting will be preceded by an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to approve a new constitution which will hopefully open up the charity to seek funding opportunities.

Due to the continuing Coronavirus restrictions this will be online via Zoom.  If you are interested in joining us by Zoom to hear about the work of The Living Well Project over the last twelve months and to look at the future of the Project, then please let us know and we will send you the link.

 

COVID19 – PASTORAL CARE SERVICE

The Living Well Project

Pastoral Care Service
Covid-19

If you need some support or practical help over the next few weeks – or know someone in that situation, please contact us

Linda – 07927 541029
Jeanette – 07512 141818
Jonny – 01224 712549 (Minister of Newhills church)

We can offer help with shopping, prescription collection, top up utility cards or whatever you need – or just a supportive chat on the phone.
We will of course be respecting social distancing to protect you and ourselves.

We hope to be able to connect with and support many who use the cafes but also in Bucksburn as part of the pastoral care of Newhills Church.

We also have limited supplies of various Fareshare goods, so if there is anything you need, please ask and if we have it we will get it too you.

If you are in other areas where the Living Well Café operates, you can still contact us, if we can help we will, or we will pass your request onto the relevant church pastoral team in your local area.

Please do not struggle, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone, we are here and ready to listen.

Please do not struggle, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone. We are here to help and support each other get through this difficult but necessary time of lockdown.

Stay in your house and get in touch!

ALL CAFES CANCELLED MEANTIME

It is with regret and disappointment that we are faced with suspending all Living Well Cafés meantime because of COVID-19 and the latest Government advice.  We had hoped not to make this decision as we realise the cafés are so important to so many people.  But we must be sensible – and we have to minimise the risk to our café friends and to our volunteers.  We are in uncharted territories now, none of us could have foreseen this global crisis this time last year.  Please everyone, follow the guidelines, check our Facebook page for updates but most of all – keep safe. If you need to phone us here are our contact details:  Jeanette 07512 141818; Linda 07927 541029.