The following article appeared in the Alloa Advertiser just before Christmas.
A group of young local people – run by Apex Scotland at Cooperage Way in Alloa – have been carrying out voluntary work at Bandweath Dog Shelter in Throsk near Stirling. They travel through on a weekly basis to help out at the Shelter and understand that voluntary work is a valuable tool to have on their CV when applying for jobs.
At a recent re-launch of the Apex Scotland services the young people also generated funds by having visitors guess how many sweets were in a coldrun, which raised over £55. Bert’s Pet Supplies in Alloa kindly donated a voucher for £25. This allowed the young people to buy dog food and treats for the Shelter so none of the dogs would go without at Christmas.
One of the important aspects of Lifeskills is for the participants to try new things. Apex also runs a conservation project working out at Devilla Forest. The current group from Lifeskills have been taking part in this, where they have learned about the environment and how to help conserve the forest. They are due to receive the John Muir Award for all their hard work.