Fyne Futures Ltd recently held a celebration which honoured many of the achievements over the past couple years.
They celebrated community participation in Bute Dignity in All Work project which was funded through the Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund.
This also recognised people who contributed to Fyne Future’s cookery skills events with the creation of a recipe booklet and the incredible Edible Food Trail postcard set. These were designed by local Bute artist Ruth Slater and printed by local supplier Print Point.
They also celebrated Fyne Future’s employability programme and, in particular the achievement of 8 young people who have completed a range of horticultural skills development workshops and personal development learning events.
Fyne Futures were delighted that Councillor Jean Moffat was able to attend to present certificates of achievement to the trainees.
Trainees were presented with certificates for:
- Completing the Grow Your Own workshop
- Completing the Seed Saving workshop
- Master Composting
- Communication Skills
- Team Working
- Problem Solving
- Using Your Initiative
Fyne Futures also celebrated volunteering across 3 themes – Incredible Edible Bute Food Growing; Incredible Edible Bute Food Sharing and Making Things Last – recognising three volunteers who have given many hours of support: John Innes, Paula Duncan, and Kevin Kerrigan.
Some other celebrated achievements of Fyne Futures over the last year include:
- The work done to reduce Bute’s environmental impact by diverting useful resources from landfill, providing low carbon shared transport options, and growing and supplying local, fresh food.
- The support for people through volunteering programme and wage-based learning opportunities to support personal growth, overcome barriers to gaining employment, tackling social isolation and food insecurity.
They acknowledged all those who support the work of Fyne Futures and special recognition was given to Ronnie Armstrong, Rab Duff and Steve Kemp for their dedication and commitment to the charity, particularly through lockdown in 2020/2021 and this year as they expanded our team to provide sustainable local jobs.
Councillor Jean Moffat gave a short presentation which included some great wisdom from herself and notable people including a quote from a Native American – “We do not inherit the earth but merely borrow it from our children”.
Finally, Fyne Futures were able to announce the first gift of community benefit from Fyne Energy. As one of 3 partners in the project, Fyne Futures Ltd received £133,000 in March 2022 to support their charitable objectives.
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