Category: Featured


Big Lottery funding support

In April we were delighted to receive news that the Big Lottery Fund had approved £112,000 of funding to support our work over the next three years.

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Art ‘n Blether – new programme

Our new Art & A Blether programme starts today, following the success of our recent series’ of sessions.

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Hub Open Day 2018

On Saturday 17th March, we held our first Helmsdale Village Hub Open Day at Helmsdale Community Centre. This was a free event for the whole community, showcasing the best of what is regularly on offer at the Hub.

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DFC becomes a charity!

We are delighted to announce that we have now become a charity, recognised by OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator!

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Help us go Highland-wide!

In partnership with Age Scotland and NHS Highland Public Health, we are recruiting a Highland Dementia Friendly Communities Project Officer to create more dementia friendly communities across the Highlands!

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Helmsdale’s 2nd Dog Show

Twenty-seven hardy dogs and their owners gathered in a damp Helmsdale for our 2nd Helmsdale Dog Show at the Community Centre on Saturday. Local residents were joined by visitors from the West Coast and Invershin for 11 competition categories, ranging from Best Veteran to Best Biscuit Catcher and Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home.

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Introducing Art & A Blether

In May we began a series of six sessions of our new Art & A Blether project. A number of local budding artists signed up to join us for the course, which will see them try their hand at various art techniques.

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Men’s Shed open for business

On 17th February the sun was out for the launch of the new Men’s Shed in Helmsdale. Dr Paul Monaghan, our local MP, was on hand to cut the ribbon as men in attendance wielded a range of new and donated tools.

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Community Christmas dinner in Helmsdale

Helmsdale Community Christmas Dinner took place earlier this month at the Community Centre with more than 80 members of the local community enjoying a freshly cooked meal, carol singing and great company.

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Dog therapy at the Hub

Yesterday at the Helmsdale Hub we welcomed Bess the collie and her owner Nikki. Bess is a PAT (Pet As Therapy) dog.

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