Letters, September 24 2021


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Recycling decision is disgraceful

Having just returned from a break away, I was astounded to find out the council has taken over the recycling collection.

As this no doubt costs more to the public purse, I find it shocking and was utterly dismayed to hear that the people with barriers to work, who have served the community so well, have been cast aside.

This is absolutely shocking and the councillors who supported the decision should hang their heads in shame.


Robert Templeton, Glenbarr.

Thank you from Mary’s Meals

A big thank you for helping Mary’s Meals to feed two million children every school day.

More than two million children will eat Mary’s Meals in some of the world’s poorest countries  every school day.

Providing a daily meal in a place of education is helping even the most vulnerable children to attend school and concentrate in lessons, giving them the freedom to learn and fulfil their potential.

Mary’s Meals began in 2002, by feeding 200 children in Malawi. Our growth since then has been driven by so many acts of kindness from people from all walks of life, helping us reach children in the greatest need.

We are deeply grateful to all our supporters and volunteers, including in Argyll – we simply could not have reached this incredible milestone without you.

We hope your readers will join us in celebrating this amazing moment for Mary’s Meals and continue to support us to reach the next hungry child.

Daniel Adams, Executive Director, Mary’s Meals.

Wear it pink this October

As we near Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, I’m calling on your readers to wear it pink.

By taking part in the UK’s biggest and brightest fundraiser, readers can raise vital funds and help make life-changing breast cancer research and care happen at a time when it’s never been more needed.

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted how Breast Cancer Now has been able to support people affected by breast cancer – we had to postpone in-person meetings and repivot our support online, and our research was stalled when our labs were closed during the first lockdown.

However, breast cancer remains the most common cancer in women in the UK, with one in seven women developing this devastating disease in their lifetime.

We remain determined to be there the whole way through to support people when they need us and to make the research breakthroughs that continue to drive forward progress.

You can play your part in helping us to do this by joining people across the UK to wear it pink on October 22, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now.

If there ever was a time to put on that pink top, proudly drape that pink feather boa around your neck or pull up those pink socks, it’s now.

Together – for the 20th year running – we can wear pink, raise money and help make life-changing breast cancer research and care happen.

Join us and sign up today at wearitpink.org

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive, Breast Cancer Now.