House of Commons
EDM #1820
Tabled 12 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House congratulates Queensferry Churches Care in the Community for receiving £3,200 in National Lottery funding; understands that it plans to use the funding to expand volunteering opportunities in North West Edinburgh and prevent social isolation and loneliness amongst vulnerable groups; commends the charity for the work that its does to support services for the elderly and carers including day care opportunities and its highly valued befriending service; notes that these services are hugely important to older people for their mental wellbeing, self-esteem and happiness; pays tribute to the many volunteers who give their time freely to providing these services and supporting the work of the charity; and wishes the charity all the best in its continuing efforts to help those who need it and for securing more funding in the future to meet its fundraising targets.