Project Wingman is a charity set up allowing furloughed airline staff to use their training and skills to bring smiles to NHS workers, refresh and help them to de stress and talk about their work.  Project Wingman is asking for assistance from local businesses to keep these ‘First Class Lounges’ at local Hospitals like Woodend  running.

The Scottish Government has launched a major public survey to consult on tele consultations using the Near Me system.

A NE stroke survivor John Bevan has made the best of his condition by walking 1,000,000 steps ( about 400 miles) to raise funds for three local charities;  International Justice MissionStroke Association and Wish Upon a Star.  John and his wife have launched another challenge to raise yet more money for the three charities called #LockdownLocks where people donate the money they would otherwise have paid for a hair cut.  The total raised stands at £12,000 so far from John’s walk and other donations.

Parent Teachers associations have organised a ‘Loud For Learners‘ mini reunion and clap for pupils leaving primary education for secondary education.  Both pupils and parents welcomed the event during what has been unprecedented strange circumstances. 

Kemnay Farm Shop run by Michelle Clark has provided meals for 60-70 children during lockdown.  The initiative has come to an end with a big BBQ for the children. It attracted support from The Duchess of York who donated £1,100 to the farm shop and also dedicated story telling sessions on her Youtube channel.  Many people have expressed great appreciation for the work of Michelle and her staff.

The scripture for today is Psalm 117  (From New Revised Standard)- Praise the Lord, all you nations!
    Extol him, all you peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

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