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.
LOOPs NW held their final event this month at the Granton Art Centre, Scotland's first purpose-built art store for paintings, drawings and sculptures from the national collection.
The group of 13 older people attended the Centre to go behind the scenes and examine the collection, before enjoying refreshments and a good chat. It was a successful tour - many thanks to our guide Rosie!