Our spring groups and activities have been very well attended –

We continue into the summer term with Buggy Gym, Duo, Baby’s First Foods, Chair Exercise and Mindfulness.

As last the weather has improved to enjoy our Adult Walking, we had being having a lot of chat and questions about recycling in our group so Eric Cumming from the City of Edinburgh Council came in to answer our questions and gave us a really helpful and interesting talk about local  ‘recycling’. With a helpful question and answer session.  We are adding extra value to our walks with occasional talks on topical subjects.

We have now set a date to launch our ‘Pick up the Pace’ a new walking group, this is now scheduled for Tuesday 5th June. This will be a ‘striders’ group for half an hour setting off from the the shop at 1.30pm.

Our customers are enjoying dropping in for ‘Tasty Bite Drop ins’ in the Fruit and Veg shop with ‘Tiny Tasters Food Lab’ and Arty fun and puzzles and the children enjoying trying the tasty bites and the colouring in and puzzles

Mindfulness – Now that the snow has melted we rescheduled our social outing for the ‘Mindfulness Walk’ in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh’ a chilly day but very enjoyable and pleasantly and warm in the beautiful hothouses.

Our new Mindfulness term in April at Whinpark Medical Centre, has started with a very well attended group.

We have been working in partnership with ‘Forrester and St Augustine Sports Hub’, who offered adult swimming lessons at their pool for £1 during the spring holidays, one of our Adult service users was delighted that she learned to swim. They are also offering to coach and run 4 fun and friendly sessions of ‘Walking Netball’ in May at our local park beside the shop. This will be free and is aimed at Older Adults, but any adults are welcome to come along join in.

Our volunteers and staff had some spring holidays too and this April has seen a lot administration for our ‘end of financial year’ reporting.