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PEP AGM

Nov 19 2018

LOOPs Discover North West Magazine - Issue 4

Nov 14 2018

LOOPs (Local Opportunities for Older People) Discover North West Magazine - Issue 4 is out now!

If you would like a copy please contact Ryan or Rachel at PEP or check out the LOOPs website at http://www.loopsprojects.org.uk/north-west/ for an on-line copy or more information.

Tony's War Time Memories

Nov 14 2018

World War Two veteran, and PEP stalwart, Tony Delahoy shared some of his war-time memories with the Edinburgh Evening News.

 

Neighbourhood Group visit the Community Shed

Oct 19 2018

Recently the Friday Neighbourhood Group has been visiting the new ‘Community Shed’ at North Edinburgh Arts.

They are currently making a garden bench from reclaimed wood for PEP’s garden. The wood includes old floorboards burnt in a fire and the group have been sanding them down to make them useable.  The seat will also have inserted glass beads as decoration.

Literacy learner Book Launch

Aug 02 2018

After almost two years of hard work, PEP literacy learner Stuart had the opportunity to launch his new book!

Stuart Runciman is a young man with cerebral palsy and has attended literacy sessions at PEP for many years. Stuart has always had a passion for action movies and thriller novels, so two years ago with the support of his dedicated keyworker Gerry, he decided it was time he would write his own novel. 

PEP’s Summer Party

Aug 02 2018

This year’s party at the Queensberry Bowling Club was held in the last week of July. As usual the room was packed as staff and volunteers prepared and dished a delicious meal of salad, cold meats and chicken wings. The pudding even included some fresh summer fruits from PEP’s own garden!

As usual there was a raffle with wine, chocolates, gifts and plants. Two lucky winners also won the fantastic food hampers crammed full of goodies.

Summer Craft Classes Return

Aug 01 2018

The ever popular craft classes return for the summer of 2018!

Over 4 weeks the participants created a series of cards and wall art based on words and using old scrabble boards. The final framed scrabble boards looked amazing. The last week saw the group creating more cards but this time using pressed leaves and flowers to make some beautiful greetings cards.

Neighbourhood Group – Places Available

Jun 21 2018

PEP’s Neighbourhood Group is currently open to welcome new group members. The service, for adults of all ages with mental health issues/disabilities, provides lunch and a programme of activities on Tuesdays to Fridays. Based at the PEP Centre at 3 West Pilton Park, the sessions run from 9.30am to 2.45pm.

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.

Wacky Wednesdays at PEP

Feb 28 2018

Last week it was a power cut… this week its snow and freezing temperatures! But Wednesdays are turning out to be a jinxed day of the week for PEP.

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