Boxes for containers

DSC_0310%20Made%20it%20AgainOn Wednesday, 17th February container FCL 100 will be loaded in Strachur. This will be the last container to be loaded there – in future containers will normally be loaded in Dundee.

The address of the Dundee store is :- 11 Peddie Street, Dundee, DD1 5LB and it is open on Saturday mornings from 10 am until 12 noon unless by special arrangement (01382 351812)

All boxes sent by post or carrier should be sent to :- The Raven Trust, c/o Alan Laverock, 4 Whitefauld Road, Dundee, DD2 1RP until further notice (07786 541701). Please do not request that boxes be signed for at time of receipt.

Please note that all boxes should be strong, tightly packed and securely sealed with the recipient’s name, address, contact details and a brief description of the box contents on the outside of the box.

Please do not put instructions for delivery or cheques for the Raven Trust inside the box. Cheques should be sent to the Raven Trust at Bay Villa Strachur as usual.

If sending sewing machines or anything similar, please make sure that they are in working order – those which are not will not be sent!

Thank you


Happy New Year

6a00d83473f9dc69e201bb07d0bf39970dAll of us at the Raven Trust would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our friends and supporters a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2016

Thank you for helping us celebrate

WEBOn a very wet, windy and cold Saturday afternoon, friends of the Raven Trust gathered in the Strachur Memorial Hall to help us celebrate the 100th container which will be sent to Malawi in the New Year. Unfortunately many friends were unable to attend due to the weather which was pretty bad, even for the west of Scotland! Reports on the latest work by the Raven Trust were given by John Challis and Alan Laverock (Raven Trust directors) and Annibale Coia – one of the dentists with the Smileawi team. A report of Focus on Malawi’s work (eye care specialist team) was also given by John as Sue and John Kevan had to cancel their visit. Sue Challis wound up the afternoon with a report on Raven Trust plans for the next couple of years.

We also had our film premiere of “Changed Lives.” though no red carpets were in evidence – presumably another casualty of the inclement weather! The afternoon was brought to a close with prayers led by Rev Robin MacKenzie, minister of Strachur and Strathlachlan

To all those who braved the elements to come to Strachur and to the many more who were with us in spirit – thank you. Without you there would BE no Raven Trust

Notice to those who use Blythswood Care Collection Scheme

From January 2016
If you live in or near Dundee,Perth, Peterhead, Fraserburgh or Stonehaven you can take your donated goods to the Blythswood collection vehicle. The Blythswood vehicles call at these five locations on a monthly schedule.
If you live anywhere else, the traditional collection van is being in some places replaced by a network of collection banks.
For further information please visit the Blythswood Care website at :-!reuse-collection-schedules/c9rh