Thursday, 7 October 2010

Dove Centre AGM

Was delighted to accept an invitation to be guest chair at the Dove Centre AGM today. The Dove is a dedicated centre for the over 50s in the Wester Hailes and surrounding areas, supporting older people to remain as independent as they can be through a variety of socially inclusive transport, learning, social welfare, activities, health and volunteering opportunities. Last year they provided 8272 meals, 17360 passenger trips over 2343 journeys, 25 summer trips and 22 other trips. They've been remarkably resilient over the years having come through some difficult times but continue to thrive against all the odds, largely due to the tenacity of the volunteers and staff members who have a strong commitment to providing local people with a friendly environment and a bit of support when needed. They also do a lovely cup of tea and a nice lunch... well, I don't chair meetings for free do I ???.... Good to see a few well kent faces, all the best to them for the year ahead.

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