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Wick supermarket donates ingredients for festive food


By David G Scott

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This morning, a Wick supermarket shared seasonal goodwill through its charity campaign, Little Acts of Christmas Spirit.

Wick Coop manager Modris Karklins and the store's member pioneer Jamie Robson gave trolleys filled with festive food to kids in Keiss and the elderly people of Lybster through two local representatives from each village.

Treasa Hamilton, secretary of Keiss Primary School Parent Council said: "We had spoken to Modris at the Coop and asked if they could donate treats for the children. It's been a very difficult year and we just thought it would be nice if we could give them an end of term treat."

Pictured with the trolleys of donated food are from left, Treasa Hamilton, secretary of Keiss Primary School's parent council; Wick Coop manager Modris Karklins; Claire Clark from Caithness Community Connections based in Lybster; and the supermarket's member pioneer Jamie Robson.Picture: DGS
Pictured with the trolleys of donated food are from left, Treasa Hamilton, secretary of Keiss Primary School's parent council; Wick Coop manager Modris Karklins; Claire Clark from Caithness Community Connections based in Lybster; and the supermarket's member pioneer Jamie Robson.Picture: DGS

Claire Clark from Caithness Community Connections based in Lybster said: "Jamie from the Coop has kindly given us the ingredients to make Christmas dinners for some of the older adults that we've been supporting through the Covid pandemic."

Claire said the organisation will be delivering meals on Monday and will follow this up with several more over the Christmas period.

Modris said: "Today we are donating some food items as part of the Little Acts of Christmas Spirit. We had two groups approach us – Caithness Community Connections and Keiss Primary Parent Council – and we heard their stories about what they're going to do and how many people they're going to feed. So as part of this little act of kindness, we just wanted to make sure we were going to support our community."

Modris introduced the store's new member pioneer, Jamie Robson from Watten, who he described as "a good link between the shop and the community".

Jamie said: "Wick Coop is delighted to be able to help these organisations through our seasonal Little Acts of Christmas Spirit campaign. We hope it brings a little festive cheer to our fantastic community after the difficult year that everyone has had."

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