Thistle awarded £4,000 to train and support wellbeing volunteers

John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh Support Thistle's Peer Volunteers

A big thank you to John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh for their generous £4000 grant that will go towards training and supporting peer volunteers to deliver activities such as Tai Chi and seated exercise.

Judith Hunter, Partner & Community Liaison Coordinator for John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh said: “We’re delighted to be helping Thistle support people in Edinburgh struggling with long term conditions. We’re invested in our communities and it’s wonderful knowing this grant will enable more volunteers to be trained to support people living with long term conditions.” 

“Each month 2500 people living with long term conditions come through our doors here at Thistle, many of them attending peer-led activities, such as Tai Chi, indoor curling or seated exercise,” said William Oviatt, Fundraising Manager. “We’re thrilled to receive this generous donation from John Lewis & Partners which will enable us to continue to providing these hugely important support activities led by specially trained peer volunteers.”

Judith Hunter is pictured with Thistle's William Oviatt and Chiara Alagia.

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