I was a nurse at Strathcarron for 23 years before I retired and love the people and the place, so it has been nice to continue helping in a different way through the Compassionate Communities team.
I help befriend a lovely lady in my local community and I pop in for a cuppa and a chat once a week. We have built up a friendship over the last couple of years. It is an absolute joy to be able to do these visits and we both gain a lot from our time together.
I would recommend befriending to anyone who has some spare time and would like to give back to their local community.