Apprentices Walk For Charities Pays Off
Earlier this autumn, apprentices employed at Dounreay by UKAEA, RWE Nukem
and Johnson Controls embarked on a sponsored walk from the site to Thurso,
to raise funds for a number of local charities. In total, £2,500 was
raised, and at a recent presentation on site, cheques were handed over to
three recipients. The Elaine Sinclair Bed Appeal received £1,250, and the
Caithness branch of the Multiple Sclerosis and Caithness Rugby Football
Club each received £625. Jim Swan, apprentice training manager, in
praising the efforts of the apprentices, thanked their employers and
managers for allowing them to participate in fundraising activities which,
over the past four years, had realised over £8,000. All the recipients
expressed their gratitude to the apprentices for this gesture, underlining
the funding difficulties experienced by all local groups.
Secretarial Trainees Raising funds for Charities
Five local charities have shared almost £3000 raised by secretarial
trainees at Dounreay. Gail Steven, Lindsay Banks, Lynne McWilliam and
Claire Treasurer capped a series of fund-raising efforts with a sponsored
walk from Thurso to Wick. Their efforts raised £2,822.78 from
friends, family and the staff on the Dounreay site.
At a presentation, Gail Steven presented a cheque to Janice Falconer for
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland; Lindsay Banks presented a cheque to Liz
Macdonald for Caithness Asthma Society; Lynne McWilliam presented over a
cheque to Wendy Oag for Newton Wing Palliative Care Fund; and Claire
Treasurer presented a cheque to Lesley Bruce for Caithness Crohns and
Colitis Support Group and Jean Bain for Macmillan Cancer Relief. The girls
were determined from the start of the training year to raise as much money
as they could and set a target of beating the amount raised by previous
trainees, which averaged £1200. The girls are also working towards
their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and have been presented with Duke of
Edinburgh Award Scheme Sectional Certificates for Service and Physical.
The Service Certificate was for the fundraising they have done over the
past year. One of last year's intake, Debbie Munro, also received her Duke
of Edinburgh Award Scheme Sectional Certificates for Service.