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People wanted to run Nairn support groups activity evenings


By Donald Wilson

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Nairn Community and Arts Centre.
Nairn Community and Arts Centre.

AN organisation which supports adults with learning difficulties is seeking staff to run activity evenings for its members.

The Nairn Bonus Club had been meeting regularly at the Nairn Community and Arts Centre every Monday evening before Covid restrictions were imposed.

“Now these restrictions have been lifted the staff members, who did a wonderful job, have moved on to other things,” said committee member Georgia Barton.

“We have about 10 members with a range of disabilities who enjoyed their evenings at the community centre and evenings at Grigor House at The Manor, in Cawdor Road, which is a support centre for adults.

“They are vulnerable young people and the pandemic has been extremely difficult for them because they lost their only opportunity to meet their friends and socialise.

“We also had a group called the Health and Happiness Club who would meet socially in local pubs and again with the lockdown they have not been able to do this.

“With the lifting of restrictions they were all looking forward
to getting back together but
they can’t until we find
staff.”

Georgia, whose daughter Alex (26), has been a member of the group since she was 18, added: “Alex loves the group and misses her pals.

“We are looking for people with a caring disposition and empathy for people with disabilities.

“The group is also helping families of course, because many are carers 24/7 and it gives them a wee break when the Bonus Club meets.

“The meetings last a couple of hours and as well as crafting materials, we have other resources including a karaoke machine, bingo and games.

“Ideally we need three support staff and someone
to take on the role of
secretary.”

n Anyone who is interested and feels they could help should contact Georgia on 07929 219287.


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