PEP’s annual Christmas party was held on the 22rd of December at the Queensberry Bowling Cub. The club hall looked great with all the Christmas decorations up and the tables all dressed for the celebrations ahead.
Last month Tony Delahoy received France’s highest honour the ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’.
This month he was honoured again; this time at PEP’s AGM where he was presented with the award for PEP’s longest serving board member. Tony has diligently been PEP’s treasurer since 1990, and we all would like to thank him for his loyalty and volunteering services over the years.
Music, a quiz, a buffet and a free raffle all contributed to a fun evening to say thank you to our volunteers for all the time freely given. This year the winning quiz team was helped by George and "hearing dog" Tom two of our newest volunteers. Our thanks also go to Scottish Gas, Morrisons, Emma Hall Hair Design, Old Chain Pier, Diane Palmer and James Kay who all kindly donated raffle prizes.
Everyone at PEP would like to congratulate Tony Delahoy our volunteer board member who was among nine Scots veterans to receive France’s highest distinction of honour for their role during the liberation of France during the Second World War.
Eight of the former servicemen received the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur at a presentation ceremony on board the French navy destroyer Aquitaine docked at Leith yesterday.
MP Deirdre Brock took time out of her busy schedule to come along to North Edinburgh and visit PEP’s offices.
Helen Tait (PEP’s Manager), gave a descriptive tour of PEP’s History of service deliver with a 25 year photographic display. This was all brought to life with introductions to present staff, volunteers, time spent with the Neighbourhood Group as they made homemade soup and rolls and a chat with members of the computer class.
This year we were delighted that PEP’s Handyperson Service (part funded by the Robertson Trust) was chosen as a finalist in the Product or Service “that makes a difference” category for the annual City of Edinburgh Councils ‘Get Up & Go Awards.’