Holiday Hours

The office will be closed for the holidays from Friday 22nd December until we reopen on Wednesday 3rd January.

Wishing all our clients, volunteers and supporters a very Happy Christmas with Best Wishes for the New Year.

Annual General Meeting

Moray HandyPerson Services AGM is at:

17:30 on Thursday 30th November 2017

Victoria House, 10 Victoria Crescent, Elgin, IV30 1RQ

All volunteers, supporters, agencies, clients and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Volunteer Please

Moray HandyPerson Services is a victim of its own success and now needs more volunteers. With our expanded range of services, there are many areas to choose from.

Our traditional diy jobs usually don’t require any particular skills, requests to change light bulbs, hang curtains, erect flat-pack furniture are typical job requests.

IT skills? Could you help someone get back online or recover from a virus? Then you could help us.

Good at decluttering? We need you.

Are you a Professional with knowledge of the NHS, social care, accounts, law, business? Consider joining our Board; either as a Director or an Advisor.

Fancy trimming someone’s toenails? Me neither but this is one of our most important new services that is growing fast!

Are you a local tradesperson with the skills to carry out electrical, plumbing, joinery or similar jobs? These aren’t necessarily jobs that are within the remit of our service but we always need trusted, proficient trades people.

Please give us a call on 01343 55739 for further information on volunteering for any of these opportunities or others that would help us deliver practical support to vulnerable people in our community. Thank you.

Johnston Carmichael Support MHPS

Cheque presentation
Many thanks Johnston Carmichael – 20th July 17

Johnston Carmichael have been associated with Moray HandyPerson Services for many years and generously renewed their support with a donation to our funds.

Support, whether it be from volunteering, Board members, professional support or donations, is always needed, much appreciated and well received. Thank you.

Dave T Retires!

Photo taken at Dave's Retirement Party
Dave T’s Retirement Party

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.

YPI – Half day Closure

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.