New chairperson for South Skye and Lochalsh Foodbank

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The new chairman, Ian Grimmer (centre) flanked by foodbank volunteers Andy and Lynne Kearns

Reverend Lesley Edmonds has stepped down as chairwoman of South Skye and Lochalsh Foodbank after serving on the steering group since its inception two years ago.  Ian Grimmer, a former Plockton High School teacher, has been elected chairman in her place.

Mr Grimmer said: “Reverend Edmonds was pivotal in establishing the Kyle Foodbank working with Blythswood at Evanton, partner agencies and volunteers as well as securing our premises at the Lighthouse Centre”.
Reverend Edmonds is Minister for Lochalsh Christian Fellowship which operates from the Lighthouse Centre.

“On behalf of the rest of the committee I would like to thank Reverend Edmonds for the contribution she has made,” added Mr Grimmer “She is a very busy person and we fully understand how difficult it is to juggle all the things she is involved with.

“At the same time I would like to thank all our volunteers, partner agencies, those who have made such generous donations and of course the rest of the steering group.”