We are holding an Information & Feedback day in August to see what our service users feel about the project. We are also compiling a series of surveys so that we can take a wide range of opinion about what the future of the service will be. Thus our companions will be specifically asked what they like about the service, and how they feel the service could be improved. More details to follow nearer the time.
On Friday 2nd June 2017 we celebrated Volunteers' Week at Volare Restaurant in Newton Mearns. The event gave us the chance to meet with our volunteers but also to say thank you to them for all their hard work over the past year.
In May 2017, we had another fundraising concert, which was attended by 70 people, and which raised a substantial amount of money. Thanks to the performers and the singers.
In May 2017 at the centre, there was an information event, which was attended by all the local community groups. The Day Centre and the Volunteer Project were in attendance in order to raise the profile of both organisations.
On 30th April 2017, four of our volunteers completed the 23-mile Kiltwalk to raise funds. £800 was raised, so a big thank you to the four walkers, and all who sponsored them.
See our Events slideshow underneath for photos of these recent events.
The Day Centre recently received funding from The St. Nicholas Care Fund and The Clothworkers Foundation to purchase a much needed new minibus. This will allow us to continue picking up members who would otherwise not be able to attend maintaining the accessibility of the service to the local community.
Our Volunteer Project Co-ordinator, Alison, attended the South West Arts & Music Project (SWAMP) graduation ceremony on 29th April 2016. The trainees did a great job devising a marketing leaflet and publicity video for the organisation.
The Rainbow Volunteer Project is delighted to have been selected as the National Lottery Project of the Year by the Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2015. To be recognised by such a prestigious event in our 25th anniversary year is a fantastic achievement.
The evening was attended by both staff and volunteers.
Great Scot Awards 2015