Media release: Jim McColl at gardener’s forum, supporting care for the elderly

BEECHGROVE Garden presenter, Jim McColl, is among a panel of experts who will be answering questions at a gardener’s forum on Thursday, March 10 at 7.30 pm to raise funds for Simeon Care for the Elderly.

Joining Jim McColl will be Colin Stirling, chair of the Pitcaple Project, and Chris Wardle, head gardener at Crathes Castle.

All three panel members have given their time in support of the fundraising effort.

Commenting on the event, Jeannie Carlson, manager of Simeon Care for the Elderly explained: “This will be the first of a series of fundraising events for Simeon Care for the Elderly as we look to develop our care and support for older people.

“Simeon is the only Camphill community in the worldwide Camphill Movement that specifically meets the needs of older people.

“We are really grateful to Jim McColl, Colin Stirling and Chris Wardle that they have generously given their time and expertise to help us raise money to support the continuing work of Simeon.”

The gardener’s forum event takes place in Camphill Hall, on the Murtle Campus of Camphill School Aberdeen, on North Deeside Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen.

Camphill crafts, products and produce from the gardens will be on sale in the foyer.

Simeon Care for the Elderly, based in the Bieldside area of Aberdeen, is one of seven charities in Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire.

Based at Cairnlee in Bieldside, Simeon provides care and support to older people.

Founded in Aberdeen in 1940, there are now more than 100 Camphill centres in 23 countries.

Tickets, price £12, including refreshments, are on sale from The Blue Door Charity shop on North Deeside Road, Bieldside, the Newton Dee Cafe, on Old Ferry Road, Bieldside or contact Simeon Care for Elderly on 01224 862415

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