Who we are
Who we are
Lochalsh Community Response is populated by a core team and filled with volunteers. Please scroll down to read more about our key team members.
Annie has lived and worked in the area for four and a half years. Her normal day job involves working with the lovely Bryony and Paul over at Love from Skye in Broadford. Annie is helping to coordinate the Food Share Program for the COVID19 response. This involves working with local businesses such as the Kyle Co-Op and the Balmacara Spar to help distribute their end-of-date foods to people who are in need around the area. She is coordinating a group of wonderful volunteers who are giving up their time to get this food where it is needed, and as an added bonus, helping to reduce our community's food waste.
Erica MacDonald (Ecky to most folk) from Moyle, Glenelg and have been living in Glenelg village for the last 8 years with my 4 children. I set up my own business Highland Kilt Cushion's sewing workshop when I returned after many years living in NZ. I am the current treasurer for Glenelg and Arnisdale Community Council. I enjoy cold water sea swimming most days, listening to all the traditional and modern Scottish music that I have missed whilst abroad and love the social side of community life. Erica will help to set up and co-ordinate the Meals on Wheels and Food vouchers project as well as open a Blessings Box in Glenelg.
Jo Wawrzyczek is a Local Development Officer working for Kyle & Lochlash Community Trust. Jo has moved to the area in May 2017 having previously worked as a Graduate Project officer for Helmsdale & District Development Trust. Jo is co-ordinating the efforts of Lochalsh Community Response while developing the working relationships between the various groups and Community Councils in Lochalsh as well as Kyleakin & Kylerhear Community Council. She is responsible for securing funding for the projects and working with Annie and Erica to set up food projects in our area.
Susan Walker joined Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust in March 2020 as the new Lochalsh Community Development Officer. Susan is working with anyone who has signed up to volunteer for the Lochalsh Community Response. She is also now working with Karen to set up the newsletter and a Virtual Meeting Space. Susan lives on Skye and brings a wealth of experience from her previous close involvement with the Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative.