PKAVS and the Community
Over the past year Small City, Big Personality has chosen to support the wonderful PKAVS by giving some extra attention to their wonderful work. We believe that their tireless efforts in helping real people living right here in Perthshire and Kinross deserves to be shouted about from our digital rooftop!
While we posted a few stories (who could forget the amazing Holly
?) and rounded up a couple of chefs
, the team across this hugely diverse charity whipped up everything from residential trips to multi coloured 5k races and uber glam Black Tie Balls.
PKAVS was set up in the seventies to support people living in Perth & Kinross. They are the volunteers and staff who carry out the vital role in helping those folks who often fly under the radar unnoticed and unhelped.
Since they started all those years ago, their work has evolved to take into consideration the changing needs of the people they serve. They now help to support unpaid carers, people recovering from mental illness, shopmobility and our minority communities. As well as all of this, they work towards strengthening Perthshire and Kinross’s voluntary sector so that we might all find ways to help on another.
Every year PKAVS directly supports over 5,000 people and their aim is simple; to make life a little easier for the people facing daily challenges. PKAVS helps those in their care feel less alone and encourages people to believe they can overcome their personal barriers to achieve happiness and reach their goals. It’s not big, earth-shaking things that they do; it’s a million little things that add up to make big, earth-shaking differences to the people in their care.
These are people who live on your doorstep, go to school with your children and work in your local shop. Their needs may not stand out as obvious at first but they are very real and without a support network such as PKAVS they would remain unnoticed and unhelped.
Their work is exceptional and I am constantly humbled when I find myself in their presence. Please click through to find out how you can get involved this Christmas
- a little kindness can change so many lives.
Fraser Band is the official photographer for PKAVS and carries out work for this great charity at no cost to them. He is an avid supporter of everything they do and has helped the team gain the valuable attention they need to contunue making a difference. Visit Fraser's website here>>>