A WELL-known volunteer has retired after eight years of managing a high street charity shop in Forres.
Barbara Vesco, AKA Babs, has been a dedicated member of the team running the the Alzheimer Scotland’s outlet, helping build a strong customer base.
Babs celebrated her retirement with colleagues in-store who presented her with flowers and an Alzheimer Scotland tartan shawl, in recognition of her hard work and dedication to supporting people living with dementia.
Community fundraiser for Moray and the Highlands, Megan Robertson, said: “Babs is a valued volunteer and friend. We thank her for all that she has supported and achieved. Babs wanted to give something back to her community and was really impressed by the amount of funds which were invested into Alzheimer Scotland to help support people living with dementia and their families. She is a true inspiration to us all. Happy retirement from everyone from Alzheimer Scotland!”
Volunteering with Alzheimer Scotland helps support people living with dementia in a number of ways. From office to community-based roles there are lots of different opportunities to utilise existing skills while developing new ones.
Call 0131 551 9356 or visit www.alzscot.org/volunteering/ways_to_volunteer for more information.