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Publicity - March 2024
Chairman David Aird, Sectretary Pauline Watson and the two administrators met with a few of our drivers and serveral of the regular service users for coffee. Morag Lindsay and photographer, Steve Brown from The Courier were invited along to speak to everyone about the service provided by KVG&ROS.

Subsequently an article appeared in both the print and on-line issues of the paper on 5th March. Link to the online version.
The service users were particularly pleased to meet Iona and Ellis, who they only knew as a voice at the end of the phone. It was a lovely event and will possibly repeated in a different venue.

In December 2023 we were awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award for the third time. The Award is in recognition of how our volunteers are valued and respected. The award is held for three years and KVG&ROS have now held 2016 - 2019, 2020 - 2023 and now have it from 2023- 2026.

National Recognition - October 2023
While we knew we had the support and recognition of the community it came as a very pleasant surprise to be recognised nationally with an award from Age Scotland.
The award for "Services for Older People 2023" was presented to us on 1st October in Orwell Church, where we held an afternoon tea for our Volunteers, some of our service users and representatives from local organisations, who have supported us over our 40 plus years.
Stuart Purdy, Chair of Age Scotland, made the presentation to Norma Denwick, one of the founding members of the the organisation. Ena Bowen then gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the service users.

August 2023
It was a beautiful day on 26th August when KVG&ROS had a Tombola stall at the Summer Market. The committee wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came to say hello and supported the tombola by donating prizes or buying tickets on the day.
And a very, very big "Thank You" to everyone who donated the huge amount of great prizes.

Better Place to Live Fair - 25th March 2023
KVG&ROS were happy to take part in this exciting community event. It was great to meet so many people and raise a little bit for funds with "Guess Paddington's Birthday". Thank you to everyone who stopped to chat and support us.

October 2022
During September the committee took advantage of some beautiful weather to hold a lunch party to say "thank you" to all the volunteers and those who have helped the charity, particularly over the past 2 years. This was made possible by a very generous donation from a Milnathort businessman.

August 2022
There was a wonderful turnout at the Kinross Farmers Market on 27th August where KVG&ROS had a stall. The committee wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came to say hello and supported the tombola by donating prizes or buying tickets on the day.

On 27th September, 2019 a silver birch tree was planted in the grounds of Loch Leven Health Centre in memory of Ann Munro who sadly died in April this year. During torrential rain the tree was planted by Jane and Ross, Ann's daughter and son with approximately 40 people looking on. Hopefully the tree will thrive, just as KVG&ROS did during the 37 years that Ann was the co-ordinator.


David Aird, Rosemary Hudson & Jim Marshall

Age Scotland Award presentation. Stuart Purdie, Ena Bowen, David Aird and Norma Denwick

Afternoon Tea at Orwell Church, 1st October 2023
Summer Market Tombola Stall 2023

Thank You lunch for volunteers - September 2022

Summer Market Tombola - August 2022

Scottish Charity No. SC015642