Armchair Chat: April 27 2021

The third in our series of Armchair Chats features music and talks. About this Event The third North Berwick Compassionate Community online chat centres on Soul Midwives and Death Doulas – practitioners who work in the community engaging with people at the end of their lives, offering care, guidance and spiritual support during a person’s … [Read more…]

Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021

The Inspiring Volunteer Awards are all about celebrating the amazing efforts of volunteers in East Lothian. This is a great opportunity to recognise the efforts of your local heroes and heroines. For more details go to: https://www.volunteereastlothian.org.uk/inspiring-volunteer-awards-2021 On the page above you can read more about how to nominate a volunteer or team of volunteers … [Read more…]

Lockdown Anniversary

North Berwick Health & Wellbeing Association members had a moment of quiet at 12 noon, along with many across the country. We remember those who have died and all those who are bereaved. We thank all those who have cared for the sick, and all those who have supported one another during the pandemic. We … [Read more…]

Armchair Chats – an online event series

by the Compassionate Community North Berwick Project Group As a lead up to a creative and new North Berwick Fringe by the Sea, to be held in the Lodge Grounds, in August 2021, we are going to host online ‘Armchair Chats’. The online chats will be a series of relevant topics, linked to the North Berwick … [Read more…]

New housing project in Cockenzie for veterans

via Connected Communities East Lothian Council’s housing team have developed new housing in Cockenzie specifically for people who have served in the armed forces, with some designed for people with mobility issues. More information for people who may be eligible to apply to this new housing development can be found at this link: Our properties – Veterans … [Read more…]

New Family Well Being and Community Outreach Service from Sight Scotland

Sight Scotland, the national charity providing support, care & education for vision impaired people of all ages in Scotland, has announced a new service for Family Well Being and Community Outreach. They are looking to help individuals and their families that are effected by sight loss, hoping to reach people through telephone contact and online and … [Read more…]

Thanks to all Community Befrienders

Our Co-Chairs, Lorna Sinclair and Hilary Smith want to send a big thank you to all our community Befrienders for all your support, before, during and ongoing in these unsettling times.  Your work is very much appreciated. The community befriending project is part of North Berwick Coastal Community Connections.  From their web presence: “working to … [Read more…]

#IRemember – A Dying Matters campaign

We are delighted to see this online campaign to remember those close to us. Sharing stories is a way to keep memories of loved ones alive. “Around the world, different cultures and faiths have ways to remember the dead. At the end of October and start of November we have Halloween, Samhain, All Souls Day, … [Read more…]