Royal Garden Party, training, events and future plans

On Tuesday 4th July, our CEO Fiona and Service Manager Nicola attended the Royal Garden Party at the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh. The weather could’ve been kinder but the rain didn’t dampen the spirits and it was an honour for our organisation to be represented at the prestigious event.

Our fundraising efforts continue, this time with An Afternoon at the Races, based on a race night but with fun activities added. See photo below. Everyone had a fun afternoon and we raised £552. Thanks to all sponsors, horse sponsors and those who came along and joined in the fun.

All staff are now up to date with Emergency First Aid at Work training, the last group of staff completed this at Stranraer college on Tuesday 4th July. Thanks to Katie for her excellent facilitation and for putting us through our paces.

Some of the staff team attended Fire Safety training, facilitated by Robert and Tony at Stranraer Fire Station. It was a really interesting and informative session and future plans include offering the training to the women in our service.

Our support team have been busy supporting women, children and young people in the community and our safe accommodation remains full.

During the summer holidays, various trips and outings are planned for women and families including a trip to Belfast, an outing to a local venue where little kids and big kids will be able to see alpacas and other animals and a trip to an adventure centre offering various activities. Exciting times ahead!

Future awareness raising events include:

Stranraer show – 26th July

Wigtown show – 2nd August

Kirkcolm Blue Light Event – 6th August

NS Initiative shop – 12th August

Oyster festival – 15th – 17th September

Morrisons – 24th & 25th September