Trees planted as part of Commonwealth initiative
Martin Whitfield MP has joined over 500 other MPs in planting trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.read this post
The MP was joined by pupils from Prestonpans Primary School to plant the trees in the school grounds. They were donated to Mr Whitfield thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV.
In April last year the partnership screened a landmark documentary, The Queen's Green Planet, following Her Ma
Financial support for people on UC
Today, Martin Whitfield MP met with Laura Buick, Financial Inclusion Advisor with East Lothian Council, to discuss the advice and support she can offer local people on Universal Credit.read this post
Residents who are struggling to budget their money can obtain financial planning advice from Laura to help them look at flexible options and any other benefits or grants that they might be entitled to.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
"Universal Credit has had a negative impact on the financial circumstances of many East Lothian residents, driving some into s
Martin welcomes replay racing cards launch
Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed the launch of a new range of horseracing Replay Reminiscence cards designed to aid sporting memories for people living with dementia, depression or loneliness.read this post
The launch took place at Musselburgh Racecourse where eight-time Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore shared some of his own memories from his distinguished racing career.
The cards, which feature the great and the good of horseracing throughout history, have been developed in partnership with charity Racing Welfare who hold regular Sporting Memories se
Praise for day centre’s ongoing success
Martin Whitfield MP has visited the Hollies Day Centre in Musselburgh to meet staff and services users and congratulate them on their latest successes, including their £120,000 lottery award.read this post
Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MP said:
“The Hollies Day Centre is a much-loved community facility which does an amazing job for older people in Musselburgh.
“I was pleased to visit the Centre to meet staff, volunteers and some of the local people who use its services and congratulate them on their latest success in securing this lot
Visiting innovative Fa’side Fridge project
Martin Whitfield MP has visited an innovative Tranent-based project which aims to support and promote the adoption of healthier meal options by local people.read this post
The Fa’side Fridge project provides a friendly, safe and non-judgemental social space where parents, carers and families can meet for tea and a chat whilst accessing healthy food and advice relevant to their needs.
The project offers the opportunity to try new foods and to obtain advice on healthy food choices, cookery skills and nutrition, in order to encourage healthy affordable