The run up to Christmas means crafting time. This year’s craft class focused on book craft and wreath making with buttons and corks. Upcycling at its best!
The group had a great time creating fabulous decorations. The books were turned into Christmas tree scenes and the corks into wreaths and smaller hanging Christmas trees. Buttons were used on the wreaths and there was even an ambitions champagne cork garland!
A huge thank you to the ‘Cooperative’ and all their members for choosing PEP as their ‘Charity of Choice’ over the last 12 months.
Your support meant that Cooperative members across North Edinburgh raised the grand total of £2157.94. This money will go towards continuing to provide summer and winter activities for all our service users across PEP.
As part of this year’s ‘Volunteering Matters’, PEP volunteers old and new have started the process of tidying up the front garden.
We were lucky to have Steven from ‘Russell Gardening and Landscaping’ donate some of his time to supervise the rest of the volunteers and we were delighted with the results. It’s still early days though, with lots more gardening and planting to do!
At the end of July PEP held our annual summer party in Queensberry Bowling Club.
As usual the hall was packed full with over 70 PEP service users, staff and volunteers enjoying a delicious buffet lunch and great entertainment from our singer Pat. There was dancing all throughout the day and even a solo number from service user Anne!
It was with great regret that in July PEP said a fond farewell to Elaine Anderson.
Elaine had been the volunteer co-ordinator at PEP since January 2014. During that time she brought on-board many volunteers and even took the time to appear in some of PEP’s Christmas shows. She was well liked and respected by staff, volunteers and service users alike.
She will be missed and we wish her all the best in her new job.