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JULY 2016 – Summer Lunch
mbs 2016 summer 8We enjoyed another lovely meal at the Monifieth Golf Club, funded mainly by the donation from 1st Monifieth Boy’s Brigade earlier in the year. Thanks once again to Donna and Ray for their wonderful hospitality.
NOVEMBER 2016 – National Befriending Week Social Afternoonmbs-nov-28
Once again, we celebrated National Befriending Week in conjunction with Monifieth High School. The pupils helped set tables, welcomed our guests and served their delicious sweet and savoury home-baking. Sixth year pupils dressed in Indian costumes gave us a presentation on their recent trip to India and we enjoyed listening to Glen playing the bagpipes. Thank you to Miss Reid for her hard work and effort to make this annual event such a success and to Mrs McInally and Miss Smith for their continued support.
DECEMBER 2016 – Christmas meal
mbs-christmas-2016-chequeWe had a lovely Christmas meal at Monifieth Golf Club on 1st December. Over 70 people attended and Santa paid us a visit! Thank you to Donna and Ray for their hospitality and to Monifieth and District Rotary Club for their donation and help with transport.
FEBRUARY 2017 Fish & chips afternoon
We had a lovely afternoon at the Community Cabin and enjoyed a fish supper! Many thanks to Joe and Bob at the Seaway Chip Shop for providing and delivering the suppers and to Donald Fraser for the entertainment. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
APRIL 2017 – Bingo Afternoon
We enjoyed an afternoon playing bingo!

Volunteer Committee Members
Can you help us? We are looking for new Committee Members. It involves only a couple hours each month including attending our monthly Management Committee meeting. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Making a donation
We are always extremely grateful for any monetary donations we receive. Donations can be made by cash or cheque made payable to “Monifieth Befriending Scheme”.
Thank you.

Leaving a legacy
Leaving a legacy to Monifieth Befriending Scheme is one of the most wonderful gifts you could ever make. Any donation, no matter how small or how large, is important to us and will be wisely administered by our trustees. Your generosity could make a huge difference and even a little can mean a lot! We understand that family and friends come first but, once you have taken care of loved ones, please consider leaving a gift to Monifieth Befriending Scheme. Leaving a legacy simply involves adding a short paragraph (clause) to your will (including our name: Monifieth Befriending Scheme and registered charity number: SC030685). We would suggest that you use a qualified solicitor to assist you with this.

Quiz sheets are now on sale for £1. Please give us a call if you would like to buy one.

THE CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND
Monifieth Befriending Scheme was delighted to receive £2563 from the Co-op Local Community Fund in April and we will continue to benefit from this fund until October 2017. If you would like to help us raise as much money as possible for our scheme all you have to do is – every time you buy Co-op branded products, present your membership card at the time of payment and 1% of what you spend will be donated to our scheme. If you do not have a membership card and would like one, there are 3 ways to apply:

• go to the Co-op website www.coop.co.uk.
• telephone the Co-op Contact Centre on: 0800 023 4708
• or pop into one of the stores listed below and they will arrange a card for you.

Membership cards cost £1, to be paid by debit or credit card. When you apply for a card, or if you are already a member, it is important that you select Monifieth Befriending Scheme as the cause you would like to support as there are 2 other charities involved in the community fund as well.

The local Co-op food stores supporting our cause are: Monifieth, Panmurefield, Claypotts and Barnhill.
This is the link to our profile page-https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/10807/

COFFEE MORNING
Thank you everyone who supported our coffee morning last year. We have another one planned for Saturday 2nd September at 10am in the Gerard Hall. Donations of bottles, bric-a-brac and nearer the time – home baking would be greatly appreciated.

VOLUNTARY ACTION ANGUS VOLUNTEER AWARDS
Pauline and 4 of our Befrienders attended this awards evening in December. Over 200 people attended from voluntary organisations from all over Angus and every volunteer received a certificate and badge in recognition for their volunteering. Monifieth Befriending Scheme nominated Brenda Wilson (one of our befrienders and committee members) for the Health & Social Care Award for Outstanding Commitment and were delighted that she won the award! Congratulations and well done Brenda and thank you so much for all your hard work.

Committee Meeting
Our next Committee Meeting is on Friday 11th August 2017. Please contact Lindsey or Pauline if you’d like to attend.

AGM/Public Meeting
Our AGM/Public Meeting was held on Monday 26th June 2017. Our Annual Report will be available shortly.

Evaluation
We carry out an annual Evaluation Report each year which helps us ensure that Monifieth Befriending Scheme is meeting its overall aims. Please see our Evaluation Report 2017 below:
Evaluation Report 2017

Newsletter
We produce a newsletter every 6 months.
Please click on the link below to view our most recent newsletter.
Newsletter – Mar 2017