Dave Townsend has been a volunteer with the Moray HandyPerson Services since 1998 and on the staff since 2003. Today, 30th June, he retired from the office work so you will no longer hear his dulcet tones if you phone the office. Dave is staying on as a volunteer though so he will still be around for a few years yet.
To mark the occasion, the staff and volunteers shared a BBQ at Victoria House. It was absolutely fabulous to see so many volunteers sharing their experiences and turning out in appreciation and to wish Dave well. We promise there will be more get-togethers in the future.
The Office will be closed for the afternoon on Tuesday 20th June. MHPS will be participating in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) at Forres Academy.
The YPI is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. YPI Scotland is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.
MHPS will be participating in the Charity Fayre organised by Forres Academy. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about how we support vulnerable people in Moray – by providing that practical assistance that they so often need and cannot obtain elsewhere. We are very happy to be supporting this initiative and hopefully plant a few seeds for the future.
20 years ago, when the HandyPerson service started, Homebase kindly donated a shed to store our tools. In celebration of our birthday and to help us out after our electric drill died, they again stepped in with a donation of a new electric drill and some paint. THANK YOU Homebase!