Moray SNP News
In an awareness raising and fundraising initiative by Nurse Practitioners based at the Pluscarden Clinic at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin a gang of gnomes have been challenged with raising awareness and donations for Dementia Scotland.
To do this the gnomes are traveling as far as they can round the globe, visiting music festivals or anything where people might dig deep into their pockets. They have our own diary so for a donation people can take a gnome with them as long as they send back photos.
Sponsor sheets are also available to support the gnomes and donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nursepractitioners or via the Nurse Practitioners Office Pluscarden Clinic, who have the job of keeping the gnomes in order!
This week one of the gnomes, ‘Captain Jack’ accompanied Cllr Sonya Warren to the meeting of Moray Council where he got sponsorship for many councillors and officers and was pictured with the Chief Executive, Roddy Burns.
Cllr Sonya Warren, who covers the Buckie Ward, said:
“I totally commend the efforts of the nurse practitioners who have come up with a fantastic and fun way to raise awareness of dementia and to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Scotland Challenge Dementia campaign.
“Captain Jack and the rest of the gang of gnomes are busy travelling to workplaces, on holidays and to locations both locally and around the world to raise awareness and I was pleased to have Captain Jack join me today in Moray Council.
“People were very generous to Captain Jack and would urge others to check out the gnomes’ Just Giving page and take them on a journey as well!
“Dementia is a serious illness and if the gnomes efforts can highlight the impact of this condition in a lighthearted way that sticks in people’s minds then that can only be a good thing.”