Entries by Stuart Mitchell

ACDI make £500 donation to Islay Dog Rescue

We are delighted to announce that we have donated £500 to Islay Dog Rescue, a charity based just outside Cumnock, dedicated to helping dogs who have found themselves in dog pounds, specifically those who are on ‘death row’. Our team of volunteers raised the money by holding raffles at various community events throughout the past […]

Auchinleck Community Action Plan Launched

On Friday 31st May, Auchinleck Community Action Plan was formally launched at an event in The Boswell Centre. If you are interested in reading more about the Commuunity Action Plan, please feel free to download it from the link below. The Action Plan identified 5 themes: Community Facilities, Activities and Events Roads and Traffic Local […]

Guide Dogs ‘cheque out’ our Fundraisers

We had great fun raising money by holding raffles at various community events throughout the past year. We chose to donate the £500 we raised to Guide Dogs, helping them make a difference to the lives of people in the UK living with sight loss. We were delighted to have Robert Blackwood, a local guide dog owner, visit us […]

Reflecting on Fun & Memories Hub

With our Fun and Memories Hub project ending in December 2018, I wanted to reflect on what we’ve achieved during the 9 months the project ran. Activities at The Boswell Centre Over the Summer Holidays, we held Auchinleck Summer Playscheme at The Boswell Centre. Weekly themed activities for children covered a diverse range of topics […]

Volunteering Lights Up My Life: Winter 2018

Volunteers from ACDI got together on Thursday 29th November 2018 to work on a project which would add some light to the darkness – both literally and metaphorically! Working in pairs, there was uncertainty about how the lanterns would turn out. Soon, however, from a pile of willow, structures for the lanterns emerged thanks to their handiwork. […]

Eden Project Community Camp: One Year On

It’s been a year since I attended a Community Camp at Eden Project, so I wanted to reflect on the experience. Run by the Eden Project Communities team, the sessions are designed to help local activists tackle disconnected communities. This issue costs the UK £32 billion every year, according to research commissioned by Eden Project initiative The […]

Community Welfare Champion service launched

The team that operates the Support to Engage Programme have recently launched a new service to help people to understand benefits and help them get what they’re entitled to. Community Welfare Champions James and Shona will be based in Muirkirk Community Hub from 10am ‘til 2pm on Mondays. Community Welfare Champion, James McLaughlin explains, “We will […]