February 2020 update:
Renovations in our new home at the Pleasance are well underway!
We’ve been working hard to make our new home just as homely as our current premises at Lower Gilmore Place.
We hope that the renovations will be completed during the last two weeks of this month, so that we can start running groups from our new home late this month or early March.
In the meantime, our doors remain open to our families and community, and our groups continue to run in Lower Gilmore Place.
Stay tuned for more updates!
The crowdfunder for the renovations and furnishing of our new home closed on Friday, but we continue to welcome any help and you can still donate through the office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
During January 2020 we will begin renovations to 188 Pleasance, about a fifteen-twenty minute walk from Lower Gilmore Place, and hope to be running some of our classes from February 2020.
Throughout 2020, we will work with a group of enthusiastic and skilled people to complete renovations on the next door building: 192 Pleasance and it is hoped by 2021 we will have a fully operating centre which will be more than double the size of space we presently have.
The scope for more group rooms, a larger and more welcoming social space, consulting space and storage for donations is very exciting and will allow us to evolve and further support pregnant and new families in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
For those of you currently in groups at the PPC, you will automatically be kept up to date from our office staff via email. We will also share updates on FB and Twitter and we have created “notice” boards on both levels of our present centre which is a central point to see what is happening, what sort of help you could give us and how our fundraising for the move is going . As ever, our friendly office staff or your facilitator will be able to answer any questions you may have – just ask!
Can you help us?
As you can imagine with such a move, there is a lot of organising and planning needed and this requires lots of help!
- We are looking at building up a body of volunteers to help us prepare for the move and creating a lovely, welcoming space over in the Pleasance. If you feel you might be able to volunteer, please complete the form in this link. We will add you to a volunteer mailing list and drop you a note if we are looking for help. If you have the skills or time to lend a hand, we can organise that.
- We would welcome your support and donations to our Crowdfunding campaign – follow this link to the Crowdfunding page.
We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” for supporting the PPC. We are very excited to be starting a brand new chapter.
For and on behalf of the Trustees of the Pregnancy & Parents Centre