This week’s tour outing took the groups to Stirling and we also held our Summer Fayre in the Community Garden.
Once again the weather for Stirling was not kind, but luckily there was a handy shopping centre for everyone to shelter in. It was a nice chance for everybody
to have a cup of tea and a chat with old friends and catch up on some shopping.
The big event of the week was the return of the ‘Summer Fayre’ held on Tuesday 21st July at PEP’s community garden at West Pilton Park. PEP was assisted on the day by some volunteers from Scottish Gas. They helped with the set-up of the garden and held their own fundraising stall. Although there were a few short showers of rain as the venue was set up in the morning, the afternoon stayed dry and pleasant.
To keep everyone entertained there was music, children’s games, a tombola, coconut shy, home-baking & plants for sale and a bric-a-brac stall from the ‘Granton Youth Centre’. There was an information stall from the ‘Granton Improvement Society’ and garden consultation from The ‘Pilton Community Health Project’. There was also a barbeque manned by our volunteers which was so popular that it ran short of burgers twice! At 2.30 Helen the manager drew the raffle and presided over a dancing competition to end the event.
The numbers of people who came along was fantastic with PEP members mingling with local residents. Our sincere thanks go to everyone who helped out and attended on the day. Including the ‘West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre’, Scottish Gas and all the organisation who kindly donated some brilliant raffle prizes and a whole load of coconuts!