Baptism for Lee
It was great to see Lee Miles one of our Scholarship students being baptised recently. He resides with ‘20 Schemes’ in Niddrie Community Church Edinburgh. Lee is on an internship with the ‘20 Schemes’ project whose vision is to plant 20 churches in the most deprived places in Scotland. Lee has now gained an SVQ in catering and is the Café manager in the community church.
'Move-on' for John
John (on the left) in his new flat. John recently ‘moved-on’ into his new private flat. Our staff surprised John, not only by having a surprise party in his new flat, but they had secretly refurbished this empty flat—a bit like the TV programmes. John thought he was moving into an empty flat to find it full of staff, tea and cakes and lovely furniture.
We have started a new project called GROW, where our guys can learn how to grow organic fruit and vegetables under the experienced and watchful eye of our new greenkeeper David McKelvie (pictured here). We have two poly-tunnels and are currently clearing an area for the orchard, where we will grow fruits and flowers for the garden.
As part of this project David will oversee some landscaping and garden work in the community where our guys can learn the different skills involved in this area, that they can use in future employment. Watch this space for more info and pictures as we develop GROW further.