Presentation of Cheque Donation from St. Johns Ambulance Association (Fife Branch)
On Friday, 2nd June, 2023, a number of our members enjoyed a ramble from Aberdour along the coast to Burntisland (see reports) and enjoyed a picnic at The Haugh, Haugh Road, Burntisland.
At this point of the day we were joined by Lesley and Ewen Macdonald from St John Ambulance (Fife Branch). Lesley is the Chair and Ewen is Treasurer. The reason for the meeting was the presentation of a cheque for a donation of £500 to FTDR. Lesley and Ewen presented the cheque to our Chair, Sheila Batchelor who expressed our grateful thanks for the generous donation.
Lesley and Ewen spent some time speaking with members before they left and the ramble back to Aberdour was resumed.
Presentation of Cheque Donation from The Retired Police Officers Association of Scotland (Fife Branch).
On 19th April, 2023, at The Annual General Meeting of Forth and Tay Disabled Ramblers we were joined by Ross Bennet, Secretary of the Fife Branch of RPOAS who presented a cheque for £500 to our Chair, Sheila Batchelor.
Sheila gave a vote of thanks to the association for their very generous donation and this was echoed by the members in attendance with a round of applause.
These donations are very important to the charity as it allows us to continue our work of getting people with a disability out into the countryside.
Great news on our funding!
We are delighted to announce, today, that Forth & Tay Disabled Ramblers has won an award from The National Lottery for the purchase of a new mobility scooter, suitable for the terrain we use them in.
The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “This project, delivered by Forth & Tay Disabled Ramblers, is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others. It’s all thanks to National Lottery players that we can help give charities and community groups throughout Scotland greater certainty during challenging times.”
Sheila Batchelor, Chairperson of Forth and Tay Disabled Ramblers said: “This award will help us enhance our current fleet of scooters and increase our flexibility in choosing the routes we will be able to ramble over. We are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised us and the work we do in this way.”
To find out more about what we do and how you can access our service, or volunteer for us, please go to our website at: FTDR.uk