Volunteers and staff from Alzheimer Scotland – Lewis and Harris branch had a busy day at the Alzheimer Scotland Staff and Volunteers conference in Glasgow yesterday (Monday November 19th).

On Facebook, they sent their “Big congratulations to our Catherine MacKenzie for her Volunteer Dedication award of which we are very proud.

“For sure it is absolutely well earned after 30 years of dedication and care for people living with dementia and their families.

“A genuine wonderful lady who is a mentor and good friend to us all 

The event was being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Argyle street, Glasgow.  It’s held each year to enable staff and volunteers an opportunity to find out what teams across the organisation have been doing this year and the organisation’s plans for the future.

This free event is open to Alzheimer Scotland staff, members and volunteers. The day began with the AGM for members only and then proceeded into the conference for all members, staff and volunteers.

The work of staff and volunteers were recognised with awards in the following categories:

  • Best Involvement & Engagement of People with Dementia, their Families & Stakeholders
  • Innovation in Dementia Practice
  • Volunteer Dedication
  • Creative or Significant Fundraising
  • Unsung Hero