Home   News   Article

Volunteers wanted for Trinkie repair and hospital garden work in Wick


By David G Scott

Easier access to your trusted, local news. Subscribe to a digital package and support local news publishing.



The iconic Trinkie at Wick.
The iconic Trinkie at Wick.

A call out for volunteers has been made to help at two Wick locations this week – the Trinkie and the Town and County Hospital garden.

The Friends of the Trinkie (FOTT) would like volunteers for this Saturday (May 28) to prepare a broken wall and make it ready for concrete.

The details are as follows:

10.30am this Saturday, at low tide, preparation work will be done to take the shuttering, along with the bore and pin, off the wall in preparation for cement which will be fixed later.

The access is complete at the far corner with slime and seaweed cleared and the team is going to be power-washing the hole this week to get it free from seaweed.

Volunteers are welcome to come and help James Bremner and Les Grant with preparation work on Saturday. FOTT say that "many hands make light work" and battery-operated power drills are a welcome bonus.

The Trinkie needs urgent attention. Picture: DGS
The Trinkie needs urgent attention. Picture: DGS

Meanwhile, the Friends of Town and County Hospital Garden (FTCHG) is looking for volunteers to help maintain the garden at the Town and County Hospital in Wick.

The group, which is a registered charity, was formed in 2016 to design and create a new garden for the benefit of the patients in the hospital. A unique Memory Garden has been created which is the size of a football pitch and has 18 different themed areas.

Volunteers are wanted to help with the Town and County Hospital garden. Picture: DGS
Volunteers are wanted to help with the Town and County Hospital garden. Picture: DGS

The FTCHG has also created various flower beds in the grounds of the hospital so the patients have a nice view from all windows.

Volunteers are allocated an area to maintain and once you are familiar with the garden, you can come and go when it suits you.

If you can help in any way please contact FTCHG chair Helen on 01955 603839.


Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More