Local News for Friday 30th November 2018
MACMILLAN BENEFITS FROM GENEROSITY OF HEBCELT FANS
Music fans attending the Hebridean Celtic Festival have helped support the work of Macmillan Cancer Support to the tune of £14,000 over the last decade.
This year, HebCelt’s association with Macmillan’s Lewis committee reached the ten-year milestone. As the event’s nominated charity, it benefits from annual donations from fans.
Macmillan provide a team of volunteers to support the festival by providing specialist care to disabled festival patrons. In return festival-goers are able to donate any unused bar tokens and cash to Macmillan at the festival grounds. This year a collection was also held at the entrance to the free family events in the Town Hall.
The 23rd HebCelt, was held from 18-21 July in Stornoway and sold out on all four days.
Festival director Caroline Maclennan said: “As a festival firmly rooted in its community, we are proud to be able to give something back to the islands and its people.
“The local Macmillan committee does incredibly valuable work and we are delighted that, through the generosity of festival-goers, we have been able to raise this amount over the last ten years to support them.”
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Local News for Thursday 29th November 2018
ISLES NEUROLOGICAL CARE PUBLIC CONSULTATION
NHS Western Isles is seeking feedback on how life is for islanders living with a Neurological condition.
A range of local events and feedback opportunities have been arranged throughout the Western Isles. These include One-to-One telephone interviews; Daytime/Evening Focus Groups; an On-line survey to be completed at your own leisure, and the chance for a Cuppa and Catch-up with support group Neuro Hebrides.
Neurological disease can affect people in different ways; no two people living with a neurological condition are the same.
For islanders to have their say on life with Neurological conditions in the Western Isles, the seven pre-set question on-line survey can be taken at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NeurologicalStandards/
The Neurological Care & Support Public Consultation will run until Thursday, December 13th.
There will also be a Cuppa and Catch-Up with Neuro Hebrides on Monday, 3rd December, 2pm-4.30pm, Lewis Retirement Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 29th November 2018