Link staff give their all to projects in Fife

Staff from Link Group Ltd rolled up their sleeves recently to help two projects in Fife as part of LinkGiving 2017.

LinkGiving gives staff the opportunity to go the extra mile to help make a difference to the local communities in which Link has a presence. It involves staff giving up some time from work to take part in voluntary activities to benefit local communities.

Staff helped out at a social cafe for older people affected by dementia in Torryburn. They helped with activities at the cafe as well as helping in the garden and painting benches.

Another project involved staff helping out at the community cafe at Whytecauseway Baptist church in Kirkcaldy where they prepared and served food to locals.

Liz McIver, lead volunteer at Whytecauseway Baptist church, said: “Thanks to the Link staff our volunteers were able to sit down and enjoy the experience and speak to others who come along to the church.”

Sylwia Nadolny. Project Worker at Torryburn Social Cafe, added: “I’d like to thank the Link staff who came along to support this worthwhile cause. I think it made them realise how volunteers work on a weekly basis and how little things like helping out at the cafe, running a small activity or a simple chat can make a big difference to isolated elderly people.'

Ross Martin, Link Group Chair said: “The enthusiasm and hard work shown by the LinkGiving teams was fantastic and I am proud to hear that both the projects were a success.”

LinkGiving was established in 2009 and since then teams of Link employees have worked on a variety of projects, ranging from redecorating hostels for homeless people in Edinburgh, cleaning a stretch of the Forth and Clyde canal in Falkirk, improving the grounds at Camphill Blair Drummond to creating a garden space at the Hayfield Centre in Glasgow.