Volunteer Awards 2018

Jun 14 2018

A huge ‘congratulations’ to PEP volunteer Ray Chisholm who visited the City Chambers this week to collect his Inspiring Volunteer Award.

It was presented to him by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost Frank Ross for his contribution to Volunteering.  Ray has been with PEP in his capacity as volunteer computer tutor for the last seven years. He has also supported the board in his role as a Trustee, and his support for PEP has always been second to none.

Well done Ray and thank you.  

PEP presents ‘Aladdin Christmas Showtime’

Dec 20 2016
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On the 15th December the Granton Baptist Church hosted PEP’s Christmas Celebrations.

This year the ever popular dancers from the ‘Edinburgh Dance Academy’’ returned to delight the audience with 5 routines. They were talented and entertaining and the younger dancers especially got the audience ‘oohing and ahhing!’

This year’s PEP Pantomime Presentation was ‘Aladdin’ with PEP’s staff, volunteers and group members taking on all the roles. Driver Ian excelled himself playing the evil baddie ‘Abanazar’ and the Guards, played by various volunteers and group members, were amazing with their comic ‘guarding’ of Sultan, George, and his beautiful daughter played by Fiona. Laughs abounded and extra entertainment was provided by the Literacy Groups poem, volunteer Justyna’s amazing piano playing and the ‘court musicians’.

We were delighted to also have Duo Hyperborea as our ‘Court Musicians’ playing Balkans and Middle Eastern Music for the evening. Their music and singing gave the evenings pantomime an authentic Eastern touch and was a fantastic musical experience for the audience.  

The evening also saw awards given to James Hosey as PEP’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’, Marion Penman for a ‘Special Recognition’ award and Mary Harrison as ‘Inspiring Volunteering’ award.
The evening ended with the raffle of 5 lovely hampers donated by the staff at Liberton Hospital and a buffet for all prepared by PEP’s dedicated staff and volunteers.

Acknowledgements: Rev. Ian Dickie and the Granton Baptist Church, The staff at Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh Dance Academy, Duo Hyperborea, Heineken UK, Neighbourly, Morrison’s Ferry Road, McKenzie & Millar and all the staff, volunteers and service users at PEP who made the evening special!

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Age Scotland Certificate of Excellence

Feb 03 2016
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A huge thank you to Age Scotland who have awarded PEP a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of our work to ‘combat loneliness and isolation in Scotland’s older people’.

It is always nice to have our work in the community recognised, especially by an organisation who is the leading national authority on older people, age and ageing.

Get Up & Go Awards 2015

Oct 09 2015

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.’
The award ceremony was held at the Meadowbank Sports Centre on Thursday 1st October. George took volunteers Dode and Charlie and service recipient Mr Scullion along to soak up the atmosphere, browse the stalls and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone.
Unfortunately we did not win, but came second. Despite this it was an excellent event and a great honour to be nominated. We also received fantastic feedback:
“The judges were impressed with the level of service Pilton Equalities Project handyperson service provides to older people and by the significant contribution of volunteers.
A high level of commitment from volunteers is central to the success of this organisation. Volunteers take on tasks that older people are no longer able to carry out for themselves. Feedback from recipients demonstrates how important this service is to each individual.

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