In May of this year Mairi Morrison started up her own baking business called Mcmakes where she has been offering treat boxes on a weekly basis.

If you follow her social media pages on Facebook and Instagram, you may already know that her 'Shen' has been recruited to help out with some of the baking preparation.

Angie Fraser is 90 and has volunteered his handyman skills for sieving kilos of icing sugar and chopping hundreds of chocolate bars. 

Mairi says: "Shen has loved helping out Mcmakes, so I thought it would be good to challenge his skills and fundraise for two local charities that are close to our hearts, Alzheimers Scotland Western Isles and Crossroads Lewis."  This is via a new justgiving page -

"So, his challenge is to build 1,000 flatpacked boxes!! I've estimated this should take him about a month."

Over the last six years, Alzheimers Scotland Western Isles and Crossroads Lewis have provided completely invaluable services, which we as a family are forever grateful for.

"Shen (along with my mum) is a full-time carer for my granny, Mary Peggy, 88, who has sadly suffered with Alzheimer’s disease and advanced vascular dementia for 6+ years.

"I am inspired by their amazing work and am passionate about supporting carers and families in our community. Alzheimers Scotland Western Isles provide advice and support for people with a diagnosis of Dementia and their carers/families. Their aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

Crossroads Lewis aim to prevent carers becoming ill through exhaustion by giving the carers a break and providing the care they normally give.

"Please donate however much you are able to. Your donation will be split evenly between the two charities. Every single donation, no matter how small, will make a difference. You can really make a difference to carers and families, like Shen, in our local community who rely so much on the amazing work and support of these two charities."