OUR COMMUNITY KITCHEN
It has been an amazing month for OCK!
It began with their open day in the community garden, where the Lord Lieutenant came along to officially open the garden. There was a wonderful turnout with 75 people attending to show their support.
Tonya, the Activities Coordinator, organised a Craft Fair at the bowling club which was held during August. The fair went really well, with local crafters selling their hand-crafted products, alongside home baked goods, teas and coffees, which ultimately raised £503.70. This will be a great help to OCK!
Another fundraising event hosted by Jo’s Kitchen, was a huge success for OCK. 46 people attended the evening filled with incredible food, great wine, music, and all round fun, raising a total of £1,073! Raffles were also part of the evening, contributing to the amazing total raised for the charity. It was very special to have everyone sitting on one long table, with people meeting for the first time, allowing friendships to be formed too. OCK would like to say a big thank you to their amazing team of volunteers both working and attending on the night, and behind the scenes, including all of Jo's team and some of their participants. Another huge thank you to the Bowling Club’s solid support as always.
OCK are now open on Tuesdays, meaning everyone is now welcome 4 days a week. There are some new volunteers to help with this.
OCK participants took a trip to Eyemouth, where they enjoyed some delicious fish and chips. The participants also enjoyed a trip to Roslin Chapel.
Beyond Boundaries East Lothian (BBEL) have helped encourage some people who can be nervous about using bikes, get over their anxiety and build their confidence.
Helen, the Garden Co-ordinator, is currently working alongside local infant schools to create new learning programmes for them, which is expected to be developed and ready to go by the end of September.
The Community Garden is open each Friday for anyone in the community and Helen will be around to offer information.