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Auchernack Trust helps again


By Staff Reporter

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Cameron Court residents in the refurbished courtyard - day centre officers Linda Wood (right) and Nicky Wall (2nd right), residents (from left) Mary Ross,Veronica Riddoch, Rosa Grossi, Patsek and Walter Burnet (back).
Cameron Court residents in the refurbished courtyard - day centre officers Linda Wood (right) and Nicky Wall (2nd right), residents (from left) Mary Ross,Veronica Riddoch, Rosa Grossi, Patsek and Walter Burnet (back).

A SHELTERED housing complex has been granted £3240 to improve the lives of its residents.

Building owners Hanover (Scotland) Housing will use the money from the Auchernack Trust Fund towards providing an exercise class, musical entertainment and purchasing plants for the newly renovated courtyard at Cameron Court on Plasmon Lane.

A Hanover spokesperson said: "This will benefit the residents by supporting their independence in the community, promoting a healthy lifestyle and renewing memories and experiences while out of doors.

"Cameron Court has recently renovated the courtyard area and installed raised beds. This has created an inviting outdoor area which is accessible for wheelchair users and will hopefully encourage the residents to make use of the space and help to maintain the garden. The day care centre has also recently been relocated within the building."

Cameron Court is situated at the former Plasmon Mills site off Fleurs Place. It has 18 flats on one level with integral day care centre. There is a residents lounge and dining room with meals provided twice daily by staff on site. Each resident has a named member of staff who is their key worker.

In 1982, Auchernack Care Home resident and former Forres postie Willie Cameron left the equivalent of £630,000 to his carers for “the relief of those in need by reason of advanced age”. Thirty years later, Moray Council registered the Auchernack Comforts Fund Trust as a charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Cameron Court is the latest to benefit from twice-yearly awards from the Auchernack Trust, administered by local councillors and the chairman of Forres Community Council.

Cllr Lorna Creswell said: "It fitted in with the criteria to benefit older people in the area."



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