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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.

Spring has Sprung!

Feb 08 2018


The Neighbourhood Group has brought spring to PEP early with a fantastic wall poster. Tuesday’s group created the initial collage using pictures and making tissue paper daffodils and butterflies. The piece was then put up for display in the sitting room.

The Wednesday Group then decided that it needed some ‘blinging up’; so they created an array of paper and felt flowers in the shapes and colours of snowdrops, crocus’s and tulips.

Burns Supper

Jan 26 2018

The Thursday Neighbourhood Group celebrated Robert Burns birthday in style. The table had been decorated by Elaine with tartan, heather and pictures of the Scots poet; James then kicked off the proceedings narrating the Selkirk Grace before a delicious haggis neeps and tatties lunch was served.

PEP’s Annual Christmas Party

Dec 22 2017

This year’s party at the Queensberry Bowling Club was on the 21nd December. Once again Moira and volunteers Peter and Stephen teamed up and did an amazing job of decorating the tables to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Pantomime and Christmas Celebrations

Dec 18 2017

On the 12th December the Granton Baptist Church hosted PEP’s 2017 Christmas Celebrations; the hall was packed with 125 people who came along to enjoy the festive evening.

30 dancers from the ‘Edinburgh Dance Academy’’ arrived and kicked off the evening with 8 routines. As always their dancing was amazing and they wowed the audience with their talent and inspired routines and costumes (including witches and wild animals!). 

Christmas Crafts - Must Be Christmas!

Dec 14 2017

The Craft group celebrated the run up to Christmas with a one off crafting session. 

It gave the group a chance to get some of their Christmas cards made adding that personal touch. Some of the group also created some fabulous Christmas hanging decorations from some real extra-large pine cones! There was glitter everywhere!