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I was the Head of Policy and Public Affairs at UNISON Scotland until my retirement in September 2018. I now work on several policy development projects, so all views are very definitely my own. You can also follow me on Twitter. I hope you find this blog interesting and I would welcome your comments.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

UNISON Welfare

I spent a very pleasant Sunday with UNISON members, their families and friends in day of fun to celebrate the Centenary of the founding of the unique Welfare Fund run by UNISON in Dunfermline's Pittencrieff Park.

Members participated in a sponsored 5K walk around the park and took part in the various activities arranged for children and family members. The event was opened by John Park, Labour MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife.

Two enterprising members from our South Lanarkshire branch were sponsored for cycling the 60 miles from Hamilton to Dunfermline. Activities included bouncy castles and other inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, children’s races, and a raffle to raise funds for the Welfare Fund’s Centenary Appeal. The new Labour MP for Dunfermline, Thomas Docherty made the raffle draw.

UNISON Welfare is a very special service that helps many thousands of members in difficulty every year. In the current financial climate this support could be even more vital in the future.

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