Sine Mackay — why I support Ballifeary House care home, Inverness
This December, we're raising funds for four care homes and hospices across the country.
Each of those chosen has a special connection with our team.
With stunning views of the River Ness, Ballifeary House, purchased by the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1964 as the church’s residential care home, is a 19th century listed building.
Sine Mackay, a senior associate in our Inverness office, explains why it means a lot to her family.
She said: “My husband’s grandparents went to stay at Ballifeary House in 2019 and, until COVID-19, we were regular visitors.
“Ballifeary House provides a warm and caring environment for 25 elderly residents with a variety of needs. Grandpa suffers from dementia, meaning he requires round-the-clock care. Granny is still sharp as a tack, but is partially sighted and finds some everyday tasks challenging as a result.
“The team at Ballifeary have been great over the past six months, organising outdoor visits when they can and also letting family members see granny and grandpa through the window from time to time. It is a real comfort for us all to know that they are being so well looked after."
We are also fundraising for Northcote Lodge Care Home, Aberdeen; Strathcarron Hospice, Denny and Southpark Retirement Home, Edinburgh. all of which do tremendous work.
If you do have some pennies to spare, please consider donating through our GoFundMe page.