OUR COMMUNITY KITCHEN
- OCK welcome back more individuals to the bowling club on Thursdays and Fridays. The charity continue to achieve their mission through delivering frozen meals to their members around East Lothian. The community kitchen prioritise their objective of helping individuals build their confidence about getting back into regular activities, including attending OCK. The charity are investigating the best approach to achieving this.
- Whilst they hope to welcome more individuals back to OCK they are remaining cautious over covid-19 by implementing temperature checks and removing the long table over the next couple of months, smaller tables organised into bubbles will be implemented instead.
- Our community kitchen are pleased to welcome Flora to their team, Flora joins as the garden co-ordinator, the charity anticipate interesting ideas to be coming soon as Flora begins her role with the charity.
- The community kitchen have set up a veggie swap shop - allowing locals to visit to pick their own veg in exchange for donations, currently operating at once a month.
- Our community kitchen have recently requested more volunteers to assist the charity in achieving their goals, they have been overwhelmed by the response from the local public. Some volunteering families visited over the weekend to lend a hand in the garden.
- The next plan for the garden is to plant lavender to provide a sensory and therapeutic benefits to any visitors to the garden. In addition to this the charity hopes to mount plaques on the wall to recognise the contributions from local organisations and individuals.
- Keep Scotland Beautiful's campaign "Blooming Haddington" has seen the community kitchen develop their own quirky blooming wheelbarrow addressing the theme "nature in climate"
- Our Community Kitchen states "It was wonderful to welcome our young P7 helper today who is working towards the gold award of the junior award scheme for pupils (JASS). He is volunteering with us to complete his 18 hours of the “me and my world” section which involves working with a community or environmental project to find out more about the world and meet people in the community. THANK YOU SO MUCH for delivering our meals and also making individual hand written cards for people at home on your routes. This young man also worked with Angela and David Cockerton (proprietors of Garleton lodge - boutique hotel and spa) to help dip and package and then deliver the delicious hand made chocolates which were kindly donated by The Chocolate Stag at Garleton Lodge"
- The 50/50 club raised £337.50 to support the charities activities and £337.50 for the individual with the winning number.