Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- A Food Train – and a Dinner and Dance to go to

Rain again –

Im really going to have to wrap up warm and get myself moving again, it is so easy to stay in doors but I feel I will end up being a recluse !!!!

I have been studying all the juicing and veggie to really help me to be serious I have managed for two days so its 1 day at a time.

I still keep hallucinating, I se things move and they are not. I sent Ray out as I said the fence was moving, It wasnt though and the bottom of the sink pedestal was moving. It wasnt. This afternoon I was asleep and there was a bang I saw Ray fall off the settee so I jumped up but it was Louis jumping off the settee. It is all down to the nerve blocker. Im not going mad honest


Its is of an Interview of my Camping friend Michelle and the Food Train  She runs.

Our History

Food Train began in Dumfries in 1995 following a community survey of older people that found many of them struggling with their weekly grocery shopping; an idea was developed to ease this burden on older people.  A partnership of local shops and volunteers formed and Food Train began making deliveries of fresh groceries to older people in need with the help of local volunteers and shops.

Food Train operated very successfully in Dumfries town area between 1995 and 2002 but the founder members knew there was potential to expand the service across the region.  A four year funding package from the Scottish Executive ‘Better Neighbourhood Services Fund’ awarded in 2002 allowed staff to be recruited to develop Food Train and deliver grocery support across all Dumfries & Galloway.  By 2006 the grocery delivery service was fully operational across the region and the Board focused on the evidenced needs of the members and developed Food Train ‘EXTRA’ – an additional home support service.  More recently a third service has been added in Dumfries & Galloway, again responding to the needs of our elderly members with a befriending service helping those experiencing isolation and loneliness.

In 2008 we began researching, planning and preparing to expand Food Train into other parts of Scotland.  With support from The Scottish Government, Community Food & Health (Scotland) and The Rank Foundation, we have been able to expand Food Train into West Lothian, Stirling, Dundee, Glasgow and Renfrewshire, providing food access solutions to many more older people and clearly demonstrating our ability to transfer our successful model geographically.

Food Train is now a thriving multi award winning Charity supporting older people in 6 local authority areas in Scotland, with a view to developing further and wider across Scotland to bring food access to all Scotland’s older folk.

If you feel you would like one in your area in he UK then contact or if you feel you could help contact them

IATP Invites you to join us at the beautiful Cranage Hall, Cheshire CW4 8EW for the 2014 Annual Dinner  ” The Great Gatsby”. Saturday 8th March 2014. The Dinner is a formal event aimed at awareness and funds for IATP’s chosen Charity DAST (Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team) The evening also includes the IATP Recognition Awards which honours individuals for their work and contribution across all areas of the Asbestos Industry.

The Tribute Tree will be at the Annual Dinner for anyone to pay tribute to family & friends that they have sadly lost to Asbestos Related Diseases. It is also there for individual to pay tribute and honour those that are still fighting these awful conditions.

The idea behind the Tribute Tree is not only to allow others to put special messages to there loved ones on, but as a visual reminder of the tragedy asbestos can bring.

There will be no fee to put tags on, but donations are welcome, which will then either be passed on to charity or used to set up some kind of permanent tribute.

You don’t have to be attending the Annual Dinner to put a message on the tree. Tag will be available to request from the start of next week. Please feel free to email for more information.

“Raising Awareness of the Danger of Asbestos”


Photo: The Silk Street Jazz band will be playing live at the IATP 2014 Annual Dinner

The Silk Street Jazz band will be playing live at the IATP 2014 Annual Dinner



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