Wee Ones Whinnieknowe (WOW) recognised at awards
The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) recently hosted their 2018 awards ceremony in Strathpeffer. Under twinkling lights, event goers came together to honour local charities and their volunteers.
Awarded for their intergenerational work, Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) were named ‘Highland Partnership of the Year.’ Our Whinnieknowe Care Home partnered CALA’s Junior World to launch the initiative: Wee Ones at Whinnieknowe - WOW for short.
Throughout the year WOW brought little ones from Junior World and residents of Whinnieknowe together, allowing them to share interests, activities, experiences, fun and laughter.
Intergenerational bonds were forged as the young visitors brought their vibrant exuberance into the home. Residents and children looked forward with anticipation to the weekly visits.
Sarah Coulson (pictured above), our Activities Co-ordinator at Whinnieknowe Care Home, was honoured to have been invited to the ceremony and to accompany Jayne Macintosh (pictured above), Manager of Junior World, and Jaci Douglas, CEO of CALA, as they were presented with the award.
Alongside WOW, a group from Seaforth House in Golspie received the award for similar intergenerational work with CALA. The beautiful ceramic plate was held high by the prize winners. They were delighted that the importance of intergenerational projects within the Highland community had been recognised.
The next WOW group started at the beginning of September and takes place at Whinnieknowe Care Home.