Scotland North Associate Member, Jean Campbell, was delighted to have two items accepted for the Autumn 2022 issue of the Blairgowrie & Rattray Hub Magazine. You can see her entries on pages 24 and 30. Blairgowrie & Rattray Hub Magazine
Blairgowrie Associate member of Soroptimist International Jean Campbell is very grateful to all who are keen to help do their bit for the environment and reduce the amount of ‘waste’ destined to landfill. By dropping off their used blister packs (made of silver paper & plastic – for pills) to either herself or at the High Street Computer Shop and at the BARI shop they are then taken by Jean to Superdrug, Perth for recycling. See photograph of Jean’s latest donation (5 large bags) ready for Superdrug.
In March 2022, the Perth & Kinross Association for Voluntary Services (PKAVS) Minority Hub staff requested items for refugees coming to Perthshire. Very quickly local Soroptimist Jean Campbell asked around and almost immediately took delivery of items from Blythswood Care (Blairgowrie), Thrifty One (Alyth), friends & neighbours. Items received included men’s warm clothing and footwear, toiletries, warm fleecy blankets, back packs, board games, umbrellas, (we do usually get quite a lot of rain in Perthshire) plus so much more. If you want to find out more see www.sigbi.org See the photograph of Jean handing over donations to staff at PKAVS Gateway in March 2022.
Blairgowrie Associate Soroptimist Jean Campbell highlights another example of caring for the environment and reducing the amount relegated to landfill . When baby and children’s clothing and other items are donated by friends, neighbours, Blythswood Care (Blairgowrie) and Thrifty One (Alyth) to Jean she transports the clean, lightly-used items to a small volunteer-led charity Buttons and Bows, Perth. These items are, in turn, given to families in need in the Perth & Kinross area. If you want to find out more about Soroptimist International see www.sigbi.org See photograph of Buttons and Bows Founder, Caroline Moore, receiving items from Jean who took the photograph.