Volunteers are the stars at CATCA event

Picture: Michael Gillen

Picture: Michael Gillen

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Over 100 guests celebrated the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who give up their time to improve the area around the River Carron.

The Communities Along the Carron Association (CATCA) welcomed representatives from funders, community groups, government, schools, environmental agencies, partners and individuals to its sixth annual general meeting and Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service presentation at Larbert High School 
recently.

The evening began with a garden reception in the Larbert High School community garden, a centerpiece of CATCA’s most recent work and a shining example of local growing in partnership with schools and the community.

There was also an opportunity to try out one of the two new Trishaw bikes which are part of the flagship Cycling Without Age project CATCA is running this year.

CATCA project co-ordinator Christine Bell, accompanied by chair Ian Howarth, led the audience to the school assembly hall for a presentation on all of CATCA’s current projects.