Ellon Inner Wheel hear chaplain’s life story

Ellon Inner Wheel member Norma Forman hands over a donation to Rev Falconer.
Ellon Inner Wheel member Norma Forman hands over a donation to Rev Falconer.

Ellon Inner Wheel members welcomed a hospital chaplain to their October meeting.

The Rev James Falconer entertained them with a witty resume of his life.

It covered moving as a baby from Banff to Blair Atholl in the back of a removal lorry, to a varied career as apprentice mechanic, nurse and eventually as a parish minister.

But he found his true vocation as a hospital chaplain with NHS Grampian.

During his time there he has seen on many occasions how much benefit simple fresh air can be to those confined to bed long term.

The chaplain is behind a scheme to create a Therapeutic Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

This garden will offer a safe, attractive area for reflection and relaxation surrounded by trees and flowers and is designed for patients whether they are mobile, in a wheelchair or in bed.

On behalf of the Inner Wheel, Norma Forman was delighted to give the Rev Falconer a donation to this worthwhile venture.

Meanwhile, on Monday, November 18, Ellon Inner Wheel is holding a Floral Demonstration for Christmas at the Station Hotel in aid of Inner Wheel Charities. Organisers hope to raise a large sum.

Tickets for the event, which cost £6 including refreshment, are available from Cat Walkers, the Kirk Centre or from any Inner Wheel member.