Christmas lunch with the Kinclaven Bluebell Wood Woodland Working Group
The Kinclaven Bluebell Wood decided to celebrate the end of a successful year of volunteering with a Christmas meal in Uisge, a restaurant in Murthly and not far from the wood.
Ian Riches, one of “The twa Ians”, ie the two working group leaders, gave out awards to group members; we had the silliest hat, the largest Rhododendron branch removed, the holeyest jumper, the most volunteering days carried out and the most bonkers dog!
Jill Aitken, Site Manager, and I presented the “twa Ians” with some Christmas tipple to thank them for all their hard work.
Ian had arranged the whole day and, always the organised leader, was coordinating the food orders!
Ian Stokes, the other leader, had prepared a lovely speech, about how much he loves volunteering with the group, how well looked after he feels as a volunteer, and how wonderful he thinks the group is.
Jill Aitken, and I were presented with a bunch of really beautiful flowers each. We were both really moved. Here are mine, looking lovely back at home!
Scotland Volunteering Development Officer