Important notice 17th March 2020

In the light of the government's guidance of yesterday to avoid unnecessary contact in public places, we have decided to CANCEL the following events at the Community Cafe until further notice -

Wednesday evening charity Bingo

Friday Coffee afternoon 27 March 2020

We know you will understand this action and hope that all of you stay well, so that we can resume these events and the many lovely associated relationships when this crisis abates.

All best to you from us all

The Community cafe team.

As a result of concern for people with hidden disabilities, Ray's Opportunities seeks to raise awareness of the challenges experienced by people on the the Autism spectrum. We hope to organise a programme of events locally to Forres which will be delivered by a team of people who are themselves on the Autism spectrum during 2020.

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A short video of our recent Food, Work and Health Matters project, produced in March 2019

FWHM 2019 video

Also available is our earlier Volunteers Video available by clicking on this link

Volunteers Video

Christmas gathering December 2020

Despite the difficulties caused by the virus, Ray’s Opportunities has kept in touch with its volunteers individually during the past months, just to maintain our social links and to offer any support if needed.

On 16 December, Ray (our Chair) and Iris (Volunteer Coordinator) we were able to manage a socially distanced get together and welcomed Euan, his mum Rhona, Scott, Tracey and Susannah.

It was particularly good to be able to present Susannah with her Saltire award which recognised 35 volunteering hours at the Community Café before the community centre shutdown in March. She also told us about some other volunteering work, undertaken during the lockdown as part of the Community Impact Project, which was supported by the Employability Fund. She showed us the poster she designed which she called ‘Project Comfort’ and which you can see shows what a star volunteer Susannah is.

It was a lovely safe afternoon and we look forward to 2021 when we hope to have more chances to get together.

Susannah with her Saltaire award certificate and her Community Impact Project poster

July 2019

It was Alison Laing’s 50th Birthday last Sunday 7th July so we duly commemorated this milestone at the Community Cafe last Friday 5th of July

July 2019

One of our volunteers, Euan Robson receiving Saltire Certificates for volunteering at the Community Cafe from Oct 2017 to date. The 3 certificates were for 50, 100 & 200 hours attendance. The staff Members are Susan Proctor, Alison Laing and Peter Sinclair.

April 2019 - We welcomed our MSP Richard Lochhead on a visit to the cafe, photographed alongside Euan Robson (volunteer) and Susan Proctor (Team Leader).