MEMBER NEWS: Praise for Moray mentoring volunteers as Scottish Government minister visits
10 June 2019
The Aberlour Child Care Trust offers a mentoring service from its base in Elgin to help improve the wellbeing of those aged between 12 and 25.
Maree Todd, minister for children and young people, paid a visit to the trust yesterday during the charity’s regular volunteer-led baking and music group sessions.
Those sessions are designed to give participants the chance to come together and develop crucial social and life skills.
While there, she praised those who gave up their spare time to help out and encouraged more locals to take part in the rewarding scheme.
The minister said: “I feel incredibly humbled to meet some of Aberlour’s volunteer mentors and the young people whose lives have been touched by them.
“From chatting with everyone involved in the service, it is clear how rewarding and beneficial an experience it is, not only for the young person but for the volunteer mentors as well.
“Growing up is tough and often young people just need someone who isn’t a relative or a friend to talk to.
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