Summer Newsletter 2024

Jun 25, 2024

Moray Reach Out helps adults with disabilities gain a real sense of purpose and pride

🌞 Summer is here! 🌞

As the sun shines brighter, we are excited to bring you a season full of new opportunities and vibrant activities at Moray Reach Out. Our team has been hard at work, and we can’t wait to share all the exciting updates and news with you.

From expanding our services to participating in events, there’s plenty to look forward to this summer. 🌸

Join us as we celebrate the season of growth and continue to impact our community positively.

Enjoy reading and have a fantastic summer!

Celebrating Our Dedicated Volunteers!

Moray Reach Out deeply appreciates the invaluable time given by all our Volunteers 🌟

Our volunteer Board plays a crucial role in guiding us towards our mission of empowering adults with disabilities to find purpose and pride 😄 Alongside our dedicated staff, volunteers work tirelessly to deliver our services and promote our products, making a significant impact in our community 🥰

A heartfelt thank you from the MRO management team to each and every one of our Volunteers ❤️

Join Us on Instagram!

We’re thrilled to announce that Moray Reach Out is now on Instagram! 🎉
Follow us and help spread the word to reach more people in our community. 📸

Click here for our Instagram!

MRO Recycling, Buckie

🌟 Calling All Business Owners! 🌟

We are looking for new customers within Moray and surrounding areas for our van collection service!🚛

Here’s what you can expect from our service:

  • Comprehensive Recycling: We provide a 240-litre bin and accept type 1 & 2 plastics, aluminium & steel cans, helping you to manage waste more effectively and contribute to a greener environment. ♻️
  • Fortnightly Collections: Our team will collect your recycling every two weeks, ensuring your waste is handled promptly and efficiently.
  • Affordable Pricing: At £70 + VAT per bin per annum, our service is competitively priced to offer excellent value for your business.

By choosing our recycling collection service, you are not only making an environmentally responsible choice but also supporting a charitable organisation that creates opportunities for adults with disabilities. Your partnership helps our trainees gain valuable work experience and boosts their confidence and self-esteem. 🌱

We would love to discuss how our recycling service can benefit your business.
Reach out via our website or give us a call on 07522351513.

Let’s make a positive impact together! 🤝

MRO Thrift Shop

🌟 Support our Thrift Shop Project and make your donations go further with Gift Aid! 🌟

By signing up for Gift Aid, you are helping us provide quality placement opportunities that improve the life, confidence, and self-esteem of individuals in our community.

Here’s how to sign up:
Visit our Thrift Shop.
Ask our friendly staff about Gift Aid.
Fill out a short form – it’s quick and easy!

Your support can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve. Join us in creating a positive impact for future generations. Together, we can empower lives!

Upcoming Events

RAF Lossiefest’24:

Following the resounding success of the past two years Moray Reach Out is excited to announce our participation with a stall at this year’s RAF Lossiefest Friends and Families Day!

Megan, Anna, and Kearin from our team will be there. If you are coming to the event please be sure to stop by our stall and say hello!

Wool Festival:

We’re thrilled to announce that Moray Reach Out will be participating in the Wool Festival at Portsoy on the 24th of August! We’ll be showcasing our amazing handspun art yarn and a variety of other woolly products.

The Wool Festival is a celebration of all things fibre and wool, featuring demonstrations by talented crafters and artisans, colourful stalls with finished items, and hands-on workshops for those eager to learn these traditional skills themselves.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and support local craftsmanship with us at the Portsoy Wool Festival!

Recent Events

Gordonstoun Junior School Highland Games

We are delighted that Moray Reach Out and Moray Riding for the Disabled were chosen as Charities of the Year at the Gordonstoun Junior School event! 🎉✨

A heartfelt thank you to Gordonstoun Junior School for hosting an unforgettable Highland Games, where the values of compassion, teamwork, and community spirit shone brightly. 🏴💙

To read more about our experience, click here to access the full blog post.

DYW’s Job Fair

We had the pleasure of attending the DYWs job fair at Elgin Town Hall, which proved to be a vibrant and bustling event. This year, the fair welcomed over 60 employers who set up stands, attracting a remarkable turnout of over 800 attendees—double the number compared to last year’s event! 📣🤩

It was an incredible opportunity for Moray Reach Out to engage with a diverse range of job seekers, employers, and community members. The enthusiasm and energy at the fair were truly inspiring, and we are grateful to have been part of such a successful event.

Gordon Castle Highland Games

We had an amazing time at the Gordon Castle Highland Games! A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated team who worked hard to set up and dismantle our stall 🥰

We also extend our gratitude to everyone who visited our stall during the event 😁

To read more about our experience, click here to access the full blog post.

Highland Wool Fest

Moray Reach Out recently participated in the esteemed Highland Wool Fest held at Strathpeffer Pavilion. This annual event, which has been running for over a decade, showcases the finest in yarns, textiles, haberdashery, and finished goods across the Highlands of Scotland.

The festival provided a wonderful platform for us to engage with visitors, share our passion for quality products, and highlight the meaningful work of our trainees. We were thrilled to be part of such a vibrant celebration of Scottish craftsmanship and creativity.

Business Showcase

Thank You to everyone who visited us at the Moray Chamber’s Business Showcase!
We had an amazing time connecting with so many wonderful people and businesses at the Moray Sports Centre.

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand to learn more about Moray Reach Out and our mission to empower adults with disabilities. We’re excited about the new connections made and look forward to future collaborations.

Join the Moray Reach Out Family

Transforming lives, one project at a time! 🌈✨
We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic trainees to join our Art Yarn, Upcycling, Recycling, Yarns and Crafts, Embroidery, and Thrift Shop teams! 🛍️🎨
Know someone ready to embrace purpose and pride?
Let’s create more opportunities and make a positive impact together! 💙🤝
Click here for more information

Ready to make a positive impact? Volunteer with us: Explore our diverse projects—Buckie Recycling, Elgin Recycling, Upcycling, Embroidery, Thrift Shop, Art Yarn, Yarns and Crafts. 🌈 We tailor roles to your skills, interests, and availability!
Click here for more information

Or you can become a member which helps us demonstrate our reach and impact within the community. Whether it’s attending our AGM once a year or engaging more actively, your support would mean the world to us.
We sincerely hope you will consider joining us on this journey of empowerment and support.
Email to express your interest

Support us by shopping with us, volunteering or donating/fundraising. For more info on how you can do this, contact us now on or like our Facebook page to stay updated @MorayReachOut 


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