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A Look Back on January: 21st January. On evening of the 21st of January I was at Active Monkeys. I joined the service users and Teenage Befrienders who took part in a range of activities, including Dodgeball, Target Shoot Outs, Parachute Games and Volleyball. I will be continuing to help run and support this group as it develops and grows. If you are interested in more information regarding the group, please contact the their Facebook page: Active Monkeys Perthshire
A Look Back on January: 21st January On Wednesday the 21st of January I visited Upper Springlands, run by Capability Scotland. I was at the Studio, which is primarily used by Day Service Users. While there I was involved in creating the first recipe of their "Pictures Recipe" project. Our chosen recipe was traditional Stovies which got a thumbs up from everyone involved in that group. I definitely think that is probably down to the diet ruining, extra flavoursome beef dripping that was used to boil the potatoes!!!!
A Look Back on January: January 21st On the 21st of January I spent time promoting Active Monkey's, a youth group that I am heavily involved in. It support's children with support needs and/or special needs who are Primary School aged, but are always happy for young teens to continue using the group for as long as they wish. Numbers have dropped over recent years, but this is something that I am actively helping to support. We are already seeing some new faces on a weekly basis which is brilliant! Active Monkeys is a youth group that runs on a Wednesday evening between 6-7pm at Oakbank Primary School. It is open to children any primary aged children who have support needs. Our team of dedicated teenage Befrienders will be onsite to buddy up with your child and support and encourage them throughout the session. We have a wide range of supervised sport based activities and craft sessions that vary from week to week.
A Look Back on January: 17th January On the 17th of January, I ran one of our very popular tombolas. At the end of last year our customers chose that the money we raised in January would be going to Tommy's, the baby charity. As you can see we started of with almost 200 prizes, which were steadily won throughout the day. Our tombolas run from 11.30am-5pm most Saturdays. I would like to thank everyone who took part today and a specially large Thank You goes out to all the lovely colleagues and customers who donated prizes in support of our fundraising efforts and to our Training Coordinator, Winnie Bartlett who covered my lunch break.
A Look Back on January: January 15th On Thursday 15th January I returned to the New Rannoch Centre. A purpose built day center for dementia sufferers. When I first arrived, I went through the Courier (one of our local papers) with some of the service users while they had their morning coffee. We discussed the stories that they showed interest in. I then joined Andy with a group in the Library and we all played "Top Five". As always I had a great time and really enjoyed supporting this amazing local service!
A Look back on January: 14th January On Wednesday the 14th January, I visited Upper Springlands to arrange regular visits to their studio (top right). Upper Springlands is a residential site run by Capability Scotland that also offers a Day Center and respite care. I think you will agree that it looked lovely in the winter weather, but the walk back into Perth was "Challenging" in the face of the on-coming weather!
A look back on January: 12th January On the 12th of January I took pupils from Perth Grammar School on a behind the scenes tour. Often people are surprised at how many varied roles there are within the company and at exactly what goes on to make sure that the store has everything you need in your weekly shop. Oh and don't forget we have one of the biggest Fridges and the biggest Freezers that you are likely to come across outside the food industry. If you would like a similar tour for your School, Group or Organisations, why not email me on: Community_Perth@asda.co.uk
A look Back on January: 8th January On Thursday the 8th of January I time at the New Rannoch Center in North Muirton. After discussing the stories and horoscopes in local papers the Service Users broke in to different groups for planned activities. I had a lovely time with Evelyn making a special Rock Bun type biscuits and then was treated to a drumming demonstration by Atholl; while several other services users enjoyed the Ceilidh music he was playing along with. As always I had a brilliant time and always look forward to my return visits.