The team here at Tagsa were pleasantly surprised last week when Lionacleit Deputy Head Teacher Heather Young informed us that we were to receive a £3000 donation. Heather explained;
“Our S2 have been working on their YPI [Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland] project in recent months. This focuses on charity, youth philanthropy and social issues within our local community. One group chose Tagsa Uibhist as the charity that they felt most supported local people. They have collated information and put together a business case as to why Tagsa deserve to win the grant money from YPI. Today, this group did an amazing presentation to the YPI judges, and they have won you £3000.”
We got to see the winning business case the team (Mr Dylan Ford and Ms Naomi Menzies, pictured) put together. Dylan and Naomi put an emphasis on Tagsa’s respite services in their presentation:
“We chose this charity because we feel that carers need a break while the people needing support can still get looked after.”
Dylan and Naomi also had suggestions on how to support your community; “To be helpful in our community we could do sponsored events, fundraising and volunteer our time and skills, like help Tagsa Uibhist with their garden, talk and spend time with elderly people.”
We wholeheartedly agree with Dylan and Naomi, we can all do something to help. If you want to take their advice, there are currently volunteering opportunities at the Tagsa Uibhist Community Gardens. For more information, you can e-mail: email@example.com
Naomi’s and Dylan’s Deputy Head Teacher Heather Young said; “They were very engaging and talked very well [during their presentation], //, their passion and enthusiasm about Tagsa was very clear to see.”
We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dylan and Naomi for their support and congratulate them on their successful efforts!