Wind farm charity grants go towards Christmas parties

The Tiumpan Young at Heart club at their event at the Caberfeidh Hotel. Photograph: Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos

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As part of their fight against social exclusion and isolation, the Point and Sandwick Trust has provided festive grants for social groups.

Donations from the community wind farm charity funded parties for over-60s groups Cairdean Og Allt nan Gall and Tiumpan Young at Heart Club, but also the Point Parent and Toddler Group.

A trip to the Boatshed at the Royal House Hotel got the Cairdean Og Allt nan Gall group in the festive spirit with the grant covering the cost of meals.

Treasurer Willie Munro said: ‘It was absolutely magnificent. It was on a par with, if not better than, last year and the entertainment, from Iain MacKay, was good as well. A lot of our members are Gaelic speakers and Iain was singing Gaelic songs so they were fairly thumping their feet.’

Photos of Cairdean Og Allt nan Gall and Tiumpan Young at Heart parties  All photographs: Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos

The Young at Hearts Club managed an open bar along with a meal at the Caberfeidh Hotel which tied in with the 55th anniversary of one of the group’s couples.

For the Point Parent and Toddler Group, the grant covered the cost of party food, a book and toy for each child. Chair Catriona Dunn was happy parents could make a donation to the local foodbank instead of buying food.

General manager of the Trust, Donald John McSween, said: ‘These groups play such an important part in the health and happiness of a community and they can always count on support and encouragement from us at Point and Sandwick Trust.’