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PEP's Summer Programme Week 3

Jul 28 2017

The third week of PEP’s summer programme of events included a trip to Dunbar, a craft class, the annual Summer Fayre and a visit to the Blair Drummond Safari Park.

The outing to Dunbar gave another opportunity for some shopping and relaxing.  It was great to have so many people going to the East Lothian harbour town including some who had never been there before.

Summer Programme Week 2

Jul 27 2017

Week two included a visit to Peebles, the second of four craft classes and a trip on Ratho Barge

The weather for Peebles wasn’t promising, but it didn’t stop a group from heading to the historic and picturesque borders town. The rain stayed off for the day and allowed time for everyone to browse around the charity shops and admire the historic churches.

PEP’s Summer Programme Week 1

Jul 19 2017

Week one included a trip to Perth, the first in a series of craft classes and an Edinburgh tour.

The first outing in the minibus was a relaxing trip to Perth. It was a beautiful day and the group enjoyed what was described as a ‘lazy day’ having a nosey around the shops and a visit to the local cafes. The main object of the afternoon seemed to be soaking up that lovely sun!

Tesco Bags of Help for Christmas!

Jul 07 2017

Exciting News: Once again PEP has been chosen by the ‘Tesco Bags of Help’ scheme and will be included in the July and August community vote!

We know it’s the middle of summer but this time we are planning ahead for our Christmas celebrations so please get shopping and support us.

Voting for PEP will take place in 3 local stores:

Neighbourhood Group Palace Visit

Jun 15 2017

The Neighbourhood Group went to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse not once but twice last week. They had tea and biscuits and a guided tour of the many rooms and gardens.

The Tuesday group endured torrential rain to get there, but agreed that it was well worth it. The Friday group travelled in style and even managed to get a picture with the PEP bus at the palace entrance!

PEP Celebrates Volunteers Week

Jun 06 2017

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year.

For our celebrations PEP invited some of our amazing volunteers round for a chat with Paul Wilson, PEP volunteer and Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Edinburgh and Local Councillor Eleanor Bird.

PEP’s Garden Takes Shape

May 09 2017

Espe from the ‘Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust’, paid PEP several visits this week to start the planting up of the office side garden. The Neighbourhood Group helped out, choosing areas, digging holes and planting a selection of currants, blueberries and herbs. They also filled the upcycled hanging baskets preparing them for planting. The Weekend Resource joined in too and helped Espe fill the recycled tyre planters with rhubarb, strawberries and carrots.

Tesco Bags of Help

May 02 2017

Exciting News: PEP has been chosen by the ‘Tesco Bags of Help’ scheme to be included in the May and June community vote!

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme, where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. This time it’s PEP’s chance to have money raised by the local community for its Summer Programme of Events.

PEP Gets Out and About

Apr 28 2017

Last week PEP exhibited at a Third Sector Careers Day’ at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill Campus.


The event ‘Inspiring Young Minds for a Career in the Third Sector’ was expertly organised by Edinburgh College, Cyrenians, EVOC and Developing the Young Workforce. It brought together a variety of Third Sector Organisations from across Edinburgh to allow them to promote job and volunteering opportunities to the students at the college.

Walking Group’s Sights of Spring

Apr 24 2017

The Neighbourhood Group have been busy getting out and about and enjoying the nicer spring time weather.


Recent visits have included Leith Links and Lauriston Castle and have allowed the group to indulge in a bit of dog and bird watching on the way! They also had time to admire the amazing daffodil displays around the grounds of Lauriston Castle

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