In Memory

Jess Grant

Jess Grant was one of the founding members of Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise. As a longstanding volunteer at the Argyll and Bute Hospital it was a natural progression for her to become involved in a charity that worked to improve the health and wellbeing of those with mental health needs. She was not only a Trustee of Blarbuie Woodland but was also very involved in day to day activities being an active member of Blarbuie Roots, the operational arm of the Charity. Her wit, sense of humour and encouragement were very much valued, she kept everyone going in such a supportive way. She could often be found with her gloves on, potting up shrubs or preparing beds for sowing seeds and she always contributed to our Open Days; her kale crisps were legendary!

Her volunteering at Succoth ward continued even once the old hospital closed and she was keen to encourage patients to gain benefit from walks into Blarbuie Woodland.

She was cheery and active right up until our last meeting in February 2020 when it was clear that she was suffering pain. It was typical of her to think of helping others even although she was struggling herself. We will all miss her.

Friends from Blarbuie and across Mid Argyll are co-operating to establish an area in Blarbuie Woodland called "Jess' Place". We hope this will be where anyone can enjoy a bit of quiet, but also laughter or a chance to take a break. A beautiful sculpture by local artist Melanie Chmielewska has been commissioned. The next stage is to prepare and develop the ground area and full setting for this sculpture. ACT have been of great assistance in this. 

As Jess died right at the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020, friends have been asking how they can contribute. This donations page will help to fund important items such as seating, planting and surfacing to make Jess' Place a wonderful place to be. All contributions will go fully to Jess' Place.

So far your kind donations have raised

£110
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