MSP commends Camphill contribution to help the homelessType: News
Topic: Camphill | Fund-raising | Learning disability | Meaningful work
Community: Newton Dee
Published on: 8th December 2020
We were delighted to hear that Liam Kerr MSP lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament this month to commend Newton Dee residents’ valuable work in donating traybakes to local charity, The Care Hub, which supports homeless people in Aberdeen.
Meaningful work is an important element in Camphill, and members of Newton Dee community are used to working in the confectionery and selling their goods through their community shop and cafe.
Due to the pandemic, this work has been curtailed, so the bakers decided to use their skills to support others’ in need at this most difficult time. Ulrike Mall, who helped to initiate the fund-raiser said:
I am aware that we have had reduced income over recent months, but I am also aware that we are well fed and secure knowing where our next meal will come from.
It would be nice to support people outside of Newton Dee despite our current social distance from everyone else.
Liam Kerr, MSP, in his parliamentary motion noted:
the importance of providing meaningful work to residents and reaching out to the wider community who have been unable to visit the village’s shop and café since the start of the pandemic, and wishes everyone involved in the project well.
The group have now raised over £1,000 for ingredients and will be busy baking weekly for the Care Hub from now until Christmas.
Read the full parliamentary motion .