Monifieth group elects new officials

A Monifieth-based social care group heard a report on their efforts at their annual general meeting recently.

A turnout of 30 volunteers and guests heard the report by chairperson Derrick Gourlay on the work of the Monifieth Befriending scheme.

He reported that Chris Taylor would be departing from his post of six years as coordinator of volunteers working with bereaved clients. Derrick paid tribute to the sterling work continuing to be done by project coordinator, Lindsey le Grice, and also reported that the scheme had attracted support from the NHS Change Fund. This had allowed the appointment of development co-ordinator Jane McArtney who took up her post in January.

In his role as acting treasurer Derrick thanked the sponsors and trusts whose funding had enabled the work of the scheme to continue and to develop over the year. Reports from Lindsey le Grice and Jane McArtney detailed how the work of the scheme was thriving but was always keen to attract new people.

Officials elected were: chair, Norma Holmes; treasurer, Derrick Gourlay; volunteer representative and co-fund-raiser, Pauline Cameron; management team, Emma Whitton, John McKee, Margaret McKee, Bill Rackham, Maggie Currie, Dave Swankie and John Whyte.