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MP To Join Cruse Volunteers At Turriff Tesco Bag-Pack

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford will join with volunteers with the Deveron Branch of Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland at a fund-raising bag-pack at the Tesco Supermarket, High Street, Turriff at 10.00am on Saturday 30 July.

All the counsellors give their time and dedication to Cruse in a voluntary capacity, and twice a year they hold fund raising functions for the Deveron Branch (based in Turriff). This year, one of those events will be to seek donations by offering to pack shoppers’ bags at the Turriff Tesco checkouts from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

All the funds raised will stay locally, and will be used to buy new books for their library, and finance the ongoing training required to keep volunteers up to the high standards required by Cruse Scotland. The Deveron Branch of Cruse covers Fraserburgh, Memsie, New Pitsligo, Huntly, Oldmeldrum, Banff, Macduff and anywhere else within that area, and the counsellors are kept busy with many referrals coming from GPs and other health professionals.

Dr Whiteford commented:

“I am delighted to support the Deveron Branch of Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland at their fund-raising bag-pack.

“As an MP, I am very much aware of the excellent job which Cruse counsellors do in providing comfort, sympathy and very practical advice for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Their support has proved invaluable for many individuals and helped them through what, for many, has been the most traumatic and distressing time of their lives.

“I have every confidence that the people of Turriff & District will respond generously to their appeal, and ensure that their bag-packing event will help fund their work throughout the year.”


Contact: Cruse National Helpline 0845-600-2227

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