Bearehill care home receives new BBQ

Heather Willson, fifth from left, and her father Ian, sixth from left, are picture with the BBQ they donated to Bearehill Care Home. They are pictured with staff and users of the unit.

Heather Willson, fifth from left, and her father Ian, sixth from left, are picture with the BBQ they donated to Bearehill Care Home. They are pictured with staff and users of the unit.

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A Forfar man and his daughter have donated a brand new BBQ to Brechin’s Bearehill Care Home’s unit for adults with learning disabilities.

Ian and Heather Wilson donated the BBQ after Ian overheard a conversation at the unit from people wishing they had a BBQ.

The unit, which houses six Angus and two Perth beds and is funded by Angus Council, provides respite care for adults with learning disabilities, something Ian, whose daughter Heather attends the unit, has found very helpful.

“As a single parent I find the help here to be fantastic. If Heather is here I know I have very little to worry about. Heather has been coming here 18 months and gets lots of pleasure from attending.

“I overheard someone saying it was a pity there was not a BBQ so I thought, I’m not going on holiday this year so I can use the holiday money to buy one. I would like to thank the manager at the Brechin Castle Centre who kindly took £30 off the price after I told him what I was buying it for.”

Explaining the enjoyment she gets from attending the unit, Heather said: “It is great here. I have met lots of friends. It is like one big happy family.”

Moira Forsyth, personal activities leader at the unit explained: “We are very grateful to Ian and Heather for this donation and we look forward to using it. They have also donated items to us in the past, including giant skittles. At Bearehill we have a high ratio of staff to users which allows us to easily deal with people individually.

“The local community have been supportive of the unit. Print Matters have recently given the unit paper, card and craft materials and most local shops, when asked, have given donations.”

Although beds are allocated through Angus Council, if you would like more information about the unit contact BeareHill on 01356 626435.