Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Friends of Riverside Nature Park and Starter Packs AGM

Earlier tonight, I attended the latest meeting of the Friends of Riverside Nature Park committee that took place at the Mitchell Street Centre.   

There were useful discussions on a whole host of issues affecting the park.   There’s a useful Friends of Riverside Nature Park Facebook page you can access here.

Later this evening, I had the pleasure attending the Annual General Meeting of Starter Packs Dundee, which took place at the Salvation Army Gatehouse in Ward Road.

It was a well-attended meeting and there was an interesting talk by Lorna Tunstall. Session Clerk at Inchture & Kinnaird Parish Church, who spoke about the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council projects tackling homelessness – particularly in relation to the Nepal earthquake aftermath and helping refugees from the Syrian conflict.

Supported by local churches, Starter Packs seeks donations of good unwanted basic household goods, bed linen and curtains that are recycled and made up into ‘starter packs’ by a team of 20 volunteers working on a rota basis.   The  packs are of huge need to many families,couples and single people who obtain a tenancy but lack basic items.

You can read more about Starter Packs here.