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Busy start to 2023 with BeGreen Dunbar


Community Windpower (CWL) is proud to announce that it will be providing Dunbar Dementia Carers Network with a £556 grant (through BeGreen Dunbar) to fund the total cost of an upcoming trip to Holyrood Palace, the late Queen Elizabeth’s official residence in Scotland. Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group assists over 30 households in Dunbar, East Linton and outlying areas, providing care and companionship for those dealing with the challenges caused by dementia related conditions.

According to Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group, the palace provides great dementia friendly tours and given that “many of its members were deeply affected by the death of the Queen”, this “educational and enjoyable” trip is a nice opportunity, to “enable folks to regain lost confidence and enjoy a change of scenery – all aspects that make such a difference when dealing with dementia.”

In addition to this, Community Windpower has pledged £1,000 to Nurture Baby and Me to help support their accessible group sessions with parents and children in Dunbar. Founded out of necessity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, when many community services were ceased, Nurture Baby and Me C.I.C are a non-profit, community interest organisation dedicated to supporting families in East Lothian.

They achieve this through providing much-needed practical, professional and peer support to parents, carers and their children. This consists of free-drop-in groups for parents, developmental play sessions, baby massages, pregnancy wellbeing support and breastfeeding education. The £1,000 grant will cover the cost of a set of medical grade baby scales (to act as a substitute for those that were lost when the local weigh-in clinic was closed during the pandemic), a carrycase for the scales and lots of wooden toys for babies and children.

Another highlight of 2023 so far is the £1,100 that CWL have provided to Dunbar Leisure Pool, to cover the purchasing of two pool platforms to help younger children feel confident and safe as they embark on their journey to learn how to swim. The platforms sit under the water, providing stability and security for young children who cannot touch the bottom of the pool, but are still excited to learn how to swim. Students develop their skills more quickly in this safe and enjoyable environment, allowing them to build confidence in the water, practice safe swimming, and cover longer swimming distances.

Anouska Woods, Community Coordinator at BeGreen Dunbar, said: “It’s been a very busy start to 2023 here in Dunbar as we distribute the community benefits funding from CWL’s Aikengall wind farms. As you can see, these grants help people of all ages, helping children learn to swim and also providing enjoyable day trips for the elderly people in our community!”

Photo credit: Rob McDougall Photography/Enjoy Leisure. 

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