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Thurso masonic lodge helps youth volunteers at Wick fire service


By John Davidson

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Lodge treasurer Doug Treasurer (left) and past master James Moodie (right) hand the cheque to volunteer instructor Colin Gunn in front of some of the youth volunteers. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
Lodge treasurer Doug Treasurer (left) and past master James Moodie (right) hand the cheque to volunteer instructor Colin Gunn in front of some of the youth volunteers. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's Wick Youth Volunteer Scheme has received a £100 donation from the Thurso masonic lodge, Lodge St Peters Operative 284.

The cheque was handed over by lodge treasurer Doug Treasurer and past master James Moodie to volunteer instructor Colin Gunn, who is also the watch commander at the Wick Commmunity Fire Station.

Following delays due to Covid restrictions, the group got under way at the end of September, last year. The main objective of the Youth Volunteer Scheme is to provide a safe, welcoming, enjoyable and fun environment where young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships and actively work together for a safer Scotland.

The scheme provides a great opportunity for young people across Scotland to develop their skill set and make a valuable contribution to their local communities, whilst gaining a unique insight into life at a working fire station.

A further nine local Youth Volunteer Schemes run across Scotland at fire stations in Alloa, Campbeltown, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Methil, Peterhead and Tobermory, and others may be added depending on demand.


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