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Move More Moray volunteers thanked

Press release   •   Dec 23, 2018 10:00 GMT

VOLUNTEERS who’ve given their time to a Macmillan initiative in 2018 have been thanked.

A celebration event was held at The Oaks in Elgin, organised by Moray Council in partnership with Macmillan, as part of the Move More Moray project.

More than a dozen local residents currently volunteer with Move More Moray, helping to lead gentle movement classes, lead walks and helping instructors deliver circuits. Participants are those living with cancer in Moray, who benefit from a 12-week programme of activities, free of charge.

Volunteers were awarded with a certificate of appreciation and a goody bag of Macmillan merchandise. After the celebration, which premiered a video showcasing the great work done by volunteers and the benefits of Move More Moray to those living with cancer, volunteers were treated to afternoon tea.

Move More Development Officer, Caroline Van Der Heiden, said the event was a chance to thank those who had volunteered during the year.

“They give their time freely to help those affected by cancer and this celebration event gave us the occasion to say thank you, and allow our new and more experienced volunteers an opportunity to get together.

“The positives of volunteering, aside from helping others, are that by taking part our volunteers are keeping active themselves, are offered training and it’s a great boost to any CV. Our current volunteers say it’s a great experience because they get so much out of it.”

Anyone interested in volunteering can email movemoray@moray.gov.uk or call 01343 563642 to find out more. A typical commitment is two hours per week.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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