Dumfries storytellers Mostly Ghostly have arranged a festive fundraising walk in aid of a local charity. This is taking place on Friday December 9th from 7 pm-9 pm and festive dress is being encouraged!
The money raised by the walk is going to Food Train Friends, a local befriending project tackling loneliness faced by people aged 65 plus. The Friends branch of Food Train organises social activities, one-to-one home befriending and telephone befriending and now involves nearly 300 befrienders and customers in Dumfries and Galloway.
The fundraising event was organised following a visit by Mostly Ghostly members Kathleen Cronie and John Hill to the Friends social club in Dumfries.
Kathleen said: “Food Train Friends invited us to give a talk on our project, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We felt inspired by the strong sense of community and the Friends’ enthusiasm and dedication to their service. Speaking to service users afterwards, it was clear what an invaluable role the Friends’ play, supporting older members of the community with practical help as well as combatting loneliness, improving the quality of life for many of their service users. For our small part, we wanted to give something back and support this fantastic organisation with a fundraising outing of our flagship walking tour – the Dumfries Ghost Walk.’’
|Food Train Friends project manager Scott McGill said: “We are delighted that Mostly Ghostly have chosen to support our charity following a recent joint event held together in the town and we look forward to welcoming a number of people young and old to this event which promises to be extremely interesting and eye opening with regards to the history of our quiet little town of Dumfries…or is it?’’
Tickets, priced only £8 and £6 or a family ticket for £22, are available from the Midsteeple Box office in Dumfries or by visiting