The Hebridean Independent Living and Learning Service (HILLS) group held a Volunteer Celebration Event in early July in the Members Room of the Council Offices.
HILLS provides support to young people and adults with significant barriers to employment, such as learning difficulties, mental health problems, long term health conditions, confidence issues and a lack of work experience.
HILLS consists of two groups: Grow 2 Work and the Fàilte Café. The purpose of the event was to thank the volunteers in these groups for their service and they were presented with certificates by Bellann O’Brien from the Volunteer Centre.
The Grow 2 Work volunteers have played an integral part in the Castle Grounds Regeneration Project, which is managed by Tina Maclean. The Failte Café Group have been running a café in Pointers every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm.
The event was well attended and Councillors Charlie Nicolson and Gordon Murray attended to show their support.