PTA & Playgroup Fun Run set for Saturday 13th April

The PTA & Playgroup Fun Run takes place on Saturday the 13th of April from 2pm in the grounds on Pencaitland Primary School.

The PTA & Playgroup Fun Run takes place on Saturday the 13th of April from 2pm in the grounds on Pencaitland Primary School.

The PTA Fun Run 2012. Click the photo to see more from last year's fun event.
The PTA Fun Run 2012. Click the photo to see more from last year’s fun event.
There’s something available for all skill levels at this year’s PTA Fun Run. On offer are the 10k, 5k and family 3.5k runs with a 10k bike trail. It’s sure to be a fun afternoon.

If you’d like to take part then follow the links to the forms. If you can spare time to help out as a Marshal (30 are needed) Contact Charlotte Taylor on 01875 340 987 or PPCPTA1@gmail.com.

Entry Forms

You can see a selection of snaps from last year’s Fun Run here.


Event: Richmond’s Hope Charity Fundraiser, 23 February, Pencaitland

A fun event is being held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club on 23 Feb from 7:30pm, to raise money and awareness for the work of Richmond’s Hope. Established in 2003 in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh it provides services to children in the Lothians between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

A fun event is being held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club on 23 Feb from 7:30pm, to raise money and awareness for the work of Richmond’s Hope. Established in 2003 in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh it provides services to children in the Lothians between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

Working in purpose-built rooms they allow children and young people to rebuild their lives after the death of a significant person, through individual support and therapeutic play, family support, parent participation events, and group support for 13-18 year olds.

When someone has died Scottish charity Richmond’s Hope is a place where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping.
When someone has died Scottish charity Richmond’s Hope is a place where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping.
Currently the average cost per child is £1,150, and 1,900 families have been supported by the charity since its start. At present young people in East Lothian cannot access funding, which is provided by both Midlothian and City of Edinburgh Councils for children living in those areas.

The charity fundraiser is a night of music, fun and entertainment to raise money for at least one and hopefully two East Lothian children to access the services provided by Richmond’s Hope. In addition, organisers are aiming to raise awareness with East Lothian Council that, at present, children in this area do not receive a financial contribution towards bereavement therapy.

Event: A night of music, fun and entertainment
Title: Richmond’s Hope Fundraiser
Date: Saturday 23 February, 7:30pm
Venue: Pencaitland Bowling Club
Tickets: £15/person, includes buffet, available from the email address below or search Richmond’s Hope Fundraiser Pencaitland on Facebook
For more info: Call Stella Birrell on 07811 349255 or email stellabirrell@yahoo.co.uk.


Scouts aim to revive Pencaitland with Parents’s info event

Would you like to see Scouting start-up in Pencaitland for young people aged 6-14? Then come to a parents’ information night at the Trevelyan Hall on Tuesday 25th September, 7.30-8.30pm.

South East Scotland Scouts will be hosting an info night for parents to find out more about Scouting and how Scouting can get started in Pencaitland. To register your interest in Scouting starting up, email development@sesscouts.org.uk.

For more info on Scouting, view this video:

Event: Facebook for SMEs @ East Lothian Coffee Morning

Each month the East Lothian Coffee Morning runs sessions on effective use of the web to promote your business. This month Facebook is under the microscope.

Fantoosh Face Art is a great local example of small business using Facebook to keep in touch with customersDo you run a business in East Lothian? Each month the East Lothian Coffee Morning runs a session focusing on how to effectively use web technologies to promote your business. This month it’s Facebook under the microscope.

The East Lothian Coffee Morning is a free and informal networking group that was originally set up to help local companies understand how they can get more business by using the Internet. It’s a mix of networking with other business people, presentations, workshops and case studies.

This month, whether you love it or hate it, Facebook is still here despite a plunging stock market price. Depending on your viewpoint it can be a great addition to your business’s marketing mix or a drain on your time and resources. So come along and find out how to make the best use of Facebook pages for a small business.

Being held in Ducks at Kilspindie in Aberlady on the 21st of September, informal networking takes place between 8 and 9am, with the presentation starting from 9am until 10am. Everyone is welcome to attend and there’s no charge for coming along… just pay for your own refreshments.

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East Lothian Coffee Mornings (eBusiness Group)
Event details on Facebook
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Report: Joint Awareness Seminar held for Community Councils & Tenants’ Associations

An Awareness Seminar for Community Councils and Tenants’ associations in East Lothian was held last week. Here’s a summary of the event…

A Joint Awareness Seminar for Community Councils and Tenants’ associations in East Lothian was held at the Town House in Haddington last week. Here’s a summary from local community councillor Fiona Tennick.

Pencaitland Community Councillor Fiona Tennick
Pencaitland Community Councillor Fiona Tennick

This was organised (very effectively) in the Town House main hall by tables, rather than sitting in rows. Many people already knew each other and the whole thing was really a networking exercise, so I set about getting to know those around my table:

Irene Tait – Musselburgh Community Council
Councillor Jim Gillies
Mark Ormiston – Tenants’ Association, Ormiston
Joy Stewart – Tenants’ Association, Tranent

We were made to feel valuable, as the main line of communication between East Lothian Council and the communities attending; especially given the diversity of those communities.

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Coffee morning to raise funds for Sick Kids

There’s a coffee morning at the Bowling Club, Pencaitland, to raise funds for the Sick Kids Friday the 23rd, 9am to 1pm .

There’s a coffee morning being held at the Bowling Club, to raise funds for the Sick Kids.

It’s on Friday the 23rd, from 9am to 1pm in the Bowling Club, Pencaitland. £1 entry for adults and kids go free.

More details.

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