Keeping You in the Loop – April 2020

You folks are all aware that I have been ‘wintering’ on Lanzarote for almost 3 months – sunning myself and generally relaxing. The latter part of my time on Lanzarote was fraught, because our flight was cancelled and we had to find another. Instead of coming on a direct flight to Glasgow we had to go through London transferring from Gatwick to Heathrow before catching a flight to Glasgow. However, we are glad to be home now and effectively into quarantine mode for a couple of weeks.

I regularly heard news of all the Guild and community activities whilst away. Our president Heather, Phyllis, and the Guild Committee, have been doing a marvellous job keeping the Guild functioning, and the fundraising for projects has been wonderful. I also heard that the World Day of Prayer, organised by Sally Young was a great success. Our annual Spring Afternoon Tea when Fiona Chalamanda brings along the wee violinists was wisely cancelled due to the coronavirus – an event much missed. We have also had to cancel our last meeting of the session with a speaker from the Scots charity ‘ Malawi Fruits’ which was also to be our AGM.

We are hoping that you are all surviving self isolation – accepting help when it is offered and asking when you need it. We are a family – and family help each other.

The Community Council has put out a great pack of information including shopping lists for those who are advised not to take risks by going out and about.

We are in this for the long haul – probably 12 weeks at least.  Please don’t think twice about phoning any Guild Committee member if you need to chat or need help. We would be more than happy to talk with you and organise help if you are in need. Get in touch sooner rather than later.

The Community Council have distributed red/green posters so  please prominently display these in your window to let people know you are in need of help/or OK.

Green posters indicating that you are coping are as important to display as red ones indicating that you need help of some kind.

Remember to stay at home and stay safe!

I will be in touch in a wee while to keep you in the loop.

Pat Duncan, Secretary, Ardoch Guild. 01786 880 877