Westray residents with a Westray-born grandparent who wish to be tested are encouraged to pick up a self-test saliva kit either from the Westray GP Practice or from the Westray Development Trust office.
The waiting list for hospital treatment in England rose to a record of 7.2 million in January 2023. The 18-week treatment target has not been met since 2016.
“Many people who have the gene alteration are unaware of it. Not everyone wants to have a genetic test that looks into their future. In the long run we want to make a test available to those with Westray grandparents who want to know if they have the gene variant” Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen
Tickets can also be bought from the Papdale Shop, Sheila Fleets in Kirkwall and at Cafe/Gallery, Westray: Tullochs Pierowall and Jacks, Sanday community shop , Shapinsay and Eday Shop and Maurices in Stronsay.
The Tickets are £5 each. A Pre-launch of ¼ of tickets ONLY will go on sale at The Vintage Rally Sunday the 7th. Then the BIG LAUNCH of ¾ TICKETS WILL BE SOLD from THE PEEDIE RETREAT STALL at COUNTY SHOW on Saturday the 13th
As part of this amazing fundraiser a walk will take place today, Saturday July 2nd.
When ‘Big Granny’ died in April this year from cancer, her 7 year old grandson, Luke, wanted to do something in her memory and to help others.
The Peedie Retreat, an accessible house to be built at Inganess Beach, will provide a place where people can enjoy a break away from their worries and challenges of their medical condition.
THAW Orkney is reminding folk of a fund that is still open for a limited period, and which could help households benefit from energy efficient white goods.
“This isn’t a dig about surgeries, GPs , GP receptionists, none of that, it is a dig at the priorities we have as a society and the fact that what we say and what we do, don’t really match up. “