Projects
Gorebridge Cares

 Gorebridge Community Cares SCIO is a charity registered in Scotland No. SC047443

Our projects include:

 

 

 

  • Food from Around the World

 

  • Annual 'Santa Event' - free for the community

 

  • Annual 'Big Lunch/Volunteer Event' - free for the community

 

  • Working with Gorebridge PTA/Primary School cooking and other training services as part of the Cost of the School Day.
  • Study Club for P7s and Secondary Pupils - free

 

  • Support Group for Parents/Carers of Children with ADHD, behaviour, diagnosed or not - free

 

  • Food for Thought - a Project supported by a grant from the Armed Forces Covent Fund Trust -

 

Project Aim:

This project will deliver cooking, "talking and doing" and informal educational workshops to veterans, Armed Forces personnel, their families, partners and the wider community. The aim is to improve physical and mental health and employment opportunities through cooking, communication, positive listening skills and building confidence in a friendly, holistic environment.

 

  • A Community Asset Transfer for Gorebridge Police Station.  We are pursuing this to acquire the land and building and have been successful in receiving Stage 1 Grant Funding from the Scottish Land Fund.  We are in the process of preparing a Stage 2 Funding grant application. 

 

Project Aim:

The aim of the project is to acquire the Gorebridge Police Station Building as a base for GCC to set up a centre for families and young people to promote emotional, physical and mental well-being, in a holistic and friendly environment that includes informal learning skills within our community of Gorebridge

Monthly Hero Award to Gorebridge Primary School for their work in PooDunnit? Dog Poo Detective Campaign. St Andrew's Primary School also won an award as did Gorebridge Community Cares for organising the Campaign.
Entrance to the Auld Gala Park - opened 2016
Alistair, Borthwick and District Pipe Major plays for the first time in the Auld Gala park for many years.
Santa gives one of our children a present at our Annual Free Santa Event
Mary and Elsie help children make their lanterns at the Santa Event as part of the Torch Light parade to switch on the Christmas Lights.
Singing at the Christmas Tree switching on of the lights.
We have started a Parent/Carer Support Group to help families with ADHD, Autism or behavioural issues, diagnosed or not
St David's Brass Band help at the Santa Event and also at the Christmas Light Switch on
Children and parents who took part in our Food from Around the World Workshops - they had a great time.
Bouncy Castles at the Big Lunch/Volunteer Fair. Great fun.
Study Club - One of our young P7 students shows off her artistic talents - she is finding out information on Robert Burns and Winston Churchill.
Study Club - Lorna one of our maths tutors explaining the Tables Bingo!
Study Club - you can see how pleased one of our students was when he got all his maths right :-)
Gorebridge Police Station - our Community Asset Transfer project
Cooking in Gorebridge Primary School as part of the cost of the School Day money through the PTA. Pancakes and chocolate marshmallow sauce, what else today!
Mhairi, our Development Officer is very intense showing all her young students how to cook.
Auld Gala park - planting with P4s for spring. They helped plant daffodils for 2019. It was a beautiful day.

Gorebridge - a village with a past and with a future

There are many new houses being built in Gorebridge.  Gorebridge Cares hopes to welcome new people to our community.  We want better facilities for the young folk here, improve job prospects by promoting training and education.  We want a lot for everyone, but will start with a little......

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Gorebridge Community Cares SCIO is a charity registered in Scotland No. SC047443