Glenrothes adult day service wins award for innovation during COVID pandemic
The Friendship Cabin in Glenrothes has beaten 60 other organisations to win the Excellence Award for Innovation in the Community award given by Generations Working Together.
The cabin, which is based in Woodside, is an adult day service run by volunteers and offers a wide range of social, intellectual and physical activities which helps improve members quality of life and promote independence, health and wellbeing.
The prestigious award is recognition for work done by organisations in promoting ideas that assisted and helped people across the generations.
Throughout lockdown, the Friendship Cabin has promoted technology in the form of online Zoom sessions, which has helped all ages overcome a number of issues in their personal lives.
The award was received by founder of the group, Pearl Weepers, on behalf of the Cabin at the Generations Working Together webinar conference, and is a testament to the hard work by trustees, board members and volunteers.
Roger Wilks, chairman and trustee said: "It has been fantastic to win this award and to get some recognition for all of the hard work that the people behind the scenes do to ensure that the cabin is still able to operate.
"We hold three online sessions a week and it is quite a feat to bring it all together as we have to organise speakers, musicians, singers, and quizzes for our members.
"Our membership is increasing and it is important to keep going as social isolation, especially during lockdown, is such a big issue among our members.”
Members of The Friendship Cabin keep in touch with one another, and attend their Zoom sessions with tablets that have been provided by various organisations throughout the Kingdom.
"We have been providing our members with tablets that have been generously given to us from companies in Fife,” Rodger added.
"We have some more tablets in stock for any new members who would like to join, and we set them up for them and provide training on how to use them.
"Everyone who attends our Zoom sessions has a lovely time, and our members are absolutely over the moon that the cabin has been given this award for everyone’s hard work.”