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.

Farewell to Tasha

Sep 24 2015
VolunteersNeighbourhood Group

Natasha Ong came to PEP back in September 2014 as a student on a gap year placement. Whilst here she helped with every aspect of PEP’s service delivery; she volunteered as a reading buddy with the Tuesday literacy group, she assisted in delivering a class on healthy eating for the Neighbourhood group, and as a passenger escort with bus runs. At Christmas she made PEP’s panto extra special with her Grade 8 piano playing!

Once her placement ended she came back as a volunteer and continued to help with the neighbourhood group. But finally her year had to end so she could go back to her final year of her Psychology degree at the University of Middlesex.

We would like to thank Tasha for all her hard work and continued dedication to PEP and wish her the best of luck for the remainder of her studies.



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