Trauma charity’s plea to find a home

A LOCAL charity has appealed for help in finding a suitable location in Aberdeenshire to use as a base while it becomes established.

Fiona Mathers, a founding member and volunteer director of Cornfields, made the call when she visited the Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum as a recent guest speaker.

The charity is geared to helping people deal with significant trauma.

Managed by a team of volunteer directors, Cornfields aims to operate as a social enterprise, and to provide individual and group activities and services.

Fiona told Rotarians of her vision for Cornfields, which has been established as a registered charity for two years, and which aspires to be a resource for people coping with trauma in their lives “as and when they need it”.

She told the meeting: “Trauma can be anything that’s a sudden change in your life. Something which leaves you in a different place perhaps physically, emotionally, psychologically or even financially.”

Outlining the facilities which the charity hopes to have in place, Fiona emphasised the keen desire of directors to find a suitable location in Aberdeenshire for the organisation to have as a base for its planned activities.

They include a hub to provide therapy and support, a café and a conference and media centre,