YOUNG VOLUNTEERS PAINT WICK CEMETERY GATES
A group of young volunteers based at Pultenytown Peoples Project recently decided to to get involved in volunteering for the good of the community. Over several days the group prepared, sanded and re painted the beautiful gates and railings at Wick Cemetry, which is one of the first things visitors see when entering the Town. In recent years the gates had been in desperate need of attention so they decided to tackle the job before the arrival of winter weather.
Homebase donated some paint and supplies and further assistance was provided by the council. The group was also supported by Karen Riddell from PPP, Niki Reid from Skills Development Scotland and Catherine Patterson from Caithness Voluntary Group who organised materials
In recognition for all their good work, the volunteers achieved a Saltire Challenge Award for volunteering as a team. The Saltire Awards are National certificates endorsed by the Scottish Government to encourage young people from the age 12-25 to volunteer. Taking part were: Sean Hay, Nikita Band, Shannon McPhee, Lee mackenzie, April Bremner, Craig Bakker and Connor Simpson ]