Over the festive period Tighean Innse Gall made three donations to charities across the Western Isles. These charities were Crossroads Isle of Lewis, The Eilidh Macleod Memorial Trust and the Uist and Barra Foodbank. Each charity received £250 as a goodwill gesture from TIG.
Marketing Officer, Holly Magee, made the round trip to Barra and back accompanied by various TIG Committee members from the respective areas to present the cheques to each organisation. Firstly, Chairman Brian Chaplin and Marketing Officer Holly Magee presented the cheque to Chrisell Macleod, Assistant Manager and Donna Macleod, Board Member. Crossroads Lewis supports approximately 85 service users on a weekly basis, offering home support to carers and those living alone.
Whilst on Barra, undertaking a series of events, Marketing Officer, Holly Magee and TIG Committee Member Jane Mackinnon, took the time to meet with Eoin MacNeil, Interim Trustee to the Eilidh Macleod Memorial Trust, to present the Trust with their £250 donation. Eilidh’s Trust aims to advance the musical education of children and young people, primarily but not exclusively in rural areas by facilitating access to various music based activities including advanced learning and performance opportunities.
TIG Committee Member David Blaney presented the final cheque to Murdina Naylor of the Uist and Barra Foodbank who have been providing this much needed service to the area since July 2018. The foodbank was set up in order to provide essential supplies to the families of Uist and Barra who may have been hit with financial difficulties or with changes in benefits affecting how a household’s income is spent.
Stewart Wilson TIG CEO commented, ‘TIG wanted to do things a bit differently in the run up to Christmas. We identified these three charities for the excellent work they carry out across the Western Isles. We hope that this money helps, even in a small way, for them to carry on the fantastic work they are doing. We wish all three organisations our best wishes in their future endeavours.’