Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Thursday 21st May 2020

NEW UK AWARD FOR PST WIND FARM CHARITY

Island community windfarm company Point and Sandwick Trust, have won another major UK award, for social enterprise.

The Trust, which owns and operates the Beinn Ghrideag wind farm, near Stornoway, is the “Environmental Champion” in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2020.

The organisation was listed for the first time in the top 100 social enterprise businesses in the UK. The index is compiled to “celebrate the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK”.

Calum Macdonald, development manager for Point and Sandwick Trust said: “This award recognises our success as a business, as well as our impact as a charity We try to have an impact across a range of areas, including helping the local hospice, supporting the most vulnerable, helping local culture and arts, but the environment is one of our most important areas of work and we are delighted that this has been recognised by the NatWest awards.

 NHS WESTERN ISLES LAUNCHES SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS IN THEIR OWN HOMES

NHS Western Isles has taken significant steps to further support patients, to be cared for in their home environment. By launching a new ‘Hospital at Home’ service, which aims to provide care in the community, equivalent to the care provided within the hospital. It is used where a patient would normally require admission to hospital, but care at home is deemed, more medically appropriate. The service can be used to support discharge from hospital, or to avoid hospital admission, whilst ensuring appropriate and safe patient care.

It will initially be piloted in Lewis and Harris, with plans to expand to the Uists and Barra. The service will be managed by a dedicated team made up of a wide range of NHS Western Isles clinical staff.


VIRTUAL 5 AND 10 K FOR LEANNE FUND

The Leanna Fund will hold a virtual 5/10k event in the first week of June, to raise vital funds The Leanne Fund 5/10k event has taken place in Point for the last 10 years, and is one of the charity's main fundraising events.
The current Coronavirus pandemic means this year's event will be a bit different, but organisers hope runners, walkers and families will take part, while continuing to follow current social distancing rules. Unlike other years, participants can take part anywhere in the world and help raise vital funds for the Leanne Fund.
The Leanne Fund is the foremost Cystic Fibrosis charity in Scotland working with individuals and families across the Highlands, Islands, Grampian and Tayside to provide vital social, practical, emotional and financial assistance to those affected by Cystic Fibrosis and their families.

 

COMHAIRLE E-CÈILIDHS

The number’s participating in the Comhairle’s online quiz and yoga sessions, increase weekly. The Comhairle Ceilidh tomorrow, Friday, will feature Iain ‘Costello’ Maciver at 9pm Singer songwriter Rosie Sullivan will feature on the comhairle ceilidh at 9pm on Saturday.