News & Views

Friendship Cabin's new mental health venture

March 16, 2022

The Friendship Cabin is very happy and proud to launch its Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing programme funded by the Scottish Government. The Friendship Cabin will now operate a longer session each Monday from 10.00am until 4.00pm when participants will enjoy cognitive and physical items with the day carrying a warm meal and snacks. For those interested and perhaps obtain respite, please contact Pearl Weepers on 07423 154632


Cabin now has top technology

April 13, 2022

The Friendship Cabin, now well into its government sponsored Community Mental Health and Wellbeing programme, has taken delivery and installed its 43” HI-LO Touch Table. This has already been put to good use by the members with applications using brain training and sensory applications. This state-of-the-art technology, complete with Windows 10 operating system, also has a games facility for a more leisurely time. The pictures show the members exploring the touch screen and getting used to the applications. We have now extended our hours each Monday from 10.00am until 4.00pm with places available. For those interested please contact Pearl Weepers on 07423 154632 or to discuss availability.


Awards celebrating pandemic resilience and community support in Fife

April 27, 2022

Fife TodayThe awards continue to be bestowed on The Friendship Cabin with further recognition last night at a glittering ceremony at Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline when a Civic Reception was held for Covid Recognition, with Provost Jim Leishman MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Fife Mr Robert Balfour and Kenny Murphy CEO of Fife Voluntary Action in attendance. The Mature Volunteer Award was made to Roger Wilks in recognition of the work he has done to support Fifers during the pandemic lockdown and beyond and his certificate was accepted on his behalf by Mrs Fiona Soutar (Trustee) and Mrs Pearl Weepers (Volunteer Coordinator). In learning of his recognition, Roger was the first to endorse the tireless help given by Trustees, Board Members and Volunteers which, without their help, awards such as this would never be achieved and this was confirmed by a recent award of the Exceptional Volunteer to Mrs Weepers and Exceptional Organisation award to The Friendship Cabin. As time moves forward and the Covid pandemic becomes less severe, The Friendship Cabin now concentrates on Mental Health and Wellbeing which is an area of prime importance.


Excellence Award for Innovation in the Community 

March 12, 2021

It was a celebration The Friendship Cabin when they told that they had been awarded the Prestigious "Excellence Award for Innovation in the Community". This was an award given by

Generations Working Together for work done by organisations in promoting ideas that assisted and helped people across the generations, and recognises work done by The Friendship Cabin in promoting technology in the form of electronic Zoom sessions, which has helped all ages overcome a number of issues in their personal lives. The award was received by Pearl Weepers on behalf of The Friendship Cabin at the Generations Working Together Webinar Conference, when it was made clear that the presentation to The Friendship Cabin was awarded in preference to over 60 other applicants, and was a testament to the hard work by Trustees, Board Members and Volunteers. A short video confirming the work of The Friendship Cabin is attached.


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