Proud to have represented the Scottish Parliament at the Council of Europe plenary session in Strasbourg during October 2019
Good to catch up with Jack Christine from River Kids Children's Charity and donate some new and barely used toys to their Toy Appeal. River Kids were formed 15 years ago and provide an excellent support network across West Lothian helping disadvantaged kids and their families and ensuring no bairn goes without at Christmas time.
Fantastic visit to Wonder Woods in Harburn to see the brilliant facility we are so lucky to have here in West Lothian. It is quite clear that the children are happy in their safe environment. Right now being outside is the best place to be! Nature is a wonderful thing and playing & learning outdoors helps to improve wellbeing, helps build resilience and mental development. Great fun!
For the first time ever our traditional Remembrance Sunday services will not take place, so we are all finding different ways to pay our respects to those who have given their today’s for our tomorrow’s, we will not forget.
This will make a huge difference to West Lothian children and their families who will no longer have to transfer to the Sick Kids in Edinburgh, unless of course specialist intervention is required. A big thank you to the parents and campaigners who helped make it happen.
Business, Fair Work & Skills Jamie Hepburn MSP for agreeing to meet up and chat. A pleasure to hear about all the great work DYW West Lothian are doing with local schools and West Lothian College to prepare our youngsters for the world of work. Some great new ideas to pursue too
Mums and Matthew meet Health Secretary to discuss paediatric services at St Johns Hospital
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