On the 31st of December, after a twenty-eight year association with Children in Distress, Alisdair Barron will retire as the Charity’s Chief Executive and pass responsibilities to Valentina Zaharia currently the Executive Director of Copii in Dificultate. Throughout his time with CID, Alisdair has been at the forefront of “making a better today for children … Continued

Alyth Hughes, CID’s ‘Consultant’ physiotherapist, and Trustee and senior member of the boards of Copii in Dificultate and Positiv+ has tendered her resignation.  Alyth has been battling back, as only she she can, after two strokes and although much improved feels that she is never likely to regain the mobility required to fulfil the role … Continued

Christine Henderson a long-term volunteer and Trustee has resigned after nearly twenty years working for and with the Charity. Christine and her husband, Scotland’s foremost surrealist artist, Frank Docherty, recently received their carte de sejour and Christine now accepts that fulfilling the role of trustee as she would wish will be increasingly difficult. In her … Continued

The ‘lassies’ or more correctly the’ ladies’ of Newton and Wallacetown Parish Church and partner parishes in Ayr and Troon have long been stalwart supporters of Children in Distress, both as prolific knitters and as supporters of the Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Over years, six or nearer  seven thousand infants, children or young adults have … Continued

A classic Christmas scene in light and shade Johan Overbeck was a 19th Century German painter, who although from a family of Lutheran pastors spent most of his adult & professional life in Rome; where his experience as a portrait and fresco artist gained him a significant reputation. He and the other members of the … Continued