Hope Kitchen - Oban Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Oban
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Link and Connect (Developing Potential SCIO)
 
 
Link and Connect are a small local charity with two strands to the work they do.  Link is the Link Club which is a small mental health support group and Connect is connecting older people to their community with social activities like the Monday lunch at Soroba House.
 
The Link Club meets on a Wednesday at 2pm at the Baptist Church Hall. There is a joint ‘Wellbeing Café’ with Hope Kitchen in New Hope on a Thursday at 2pm and they meet in the Perle Hotel for coffee and chat on a Friday from 11 till 2.  New members always welcome.
 
The lunch is hugely successful and attracts up to 50 people every week.  Those attending are mainly more senior and many have dementia and there are also younger people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or poor mental health.  The group is totally inclusive and welcoming to all.  The lunch needs to be subsidised and the more successful the lunch becomes, the more it runs at a loss so financial support is always welcome.
 
The lunch depends on a wonderful group of volunteers who help serve, do baking and provide entertainment. They are invaluable in keeping the programme running.
 
Link and Connect recently applied to the Rotary Club of Oban for financial assistance, who were able to support to the sum of £2000. Rotary Club President, Ciorsti Baxter, and Senior Vice President, Peter Tosh, attended the lunch recently where they presented Maggie Dougal and folks from Link and Connect with a cheque.
The Rotary Club of Oban raised £260 from the raffle at its annual Charter Dinner and this sum was donated to Hope Kitchen.

Rotary President, Iain Mac Intyre is seen here handing over the cheque  to Hope Kitchen manager Lorraine MacCormick with colleagues also in the picture, Ann Forbes and Fiona Ferris. Supporting Iain are Rotarians David Finlayson, Ken Moncrieff, Ken Oxland, Peter Tosh and Ronnie Frew.

A further sum of £200 forming part of the donations received from Oban Rotary's annual Christmas Carol Concert was later donated to Hope Kitchen in line with the club's commitment to support local good causes.

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Officers 2023 - 2024
President -
Senior Vice -
Junior Vice -
Ciorstan Baxter
Peter Tosh
Steven Lowe
Secretary -
Treasurer -
Kenneth Moncrieff
Roger Parry
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