0131-553-7016 All Together Edinburgh, 87 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8LX

Broomstick Challenge

Broomstick Challenge

Well done to the All Together Team who took part in the Broomstick Challenge on 31st October 2018. The team cycled enough miles to reach Drumchapel in Glasgow and raised £150.

A special thank you to Imogen who raised an extra £22 from a fundraiser with friends.

Shop Refurbishment

Hooray!! The All Together Edinburgh Shop/Training Centre has now been refurbished. It now has a new wooden floor and LED lighting, new shop fittings and been freshly painted/decorated..It is much brighter, fresher, modern, spacious and has a splash of colour. The feedback from staff, volunteers, trainees and customers has been fantastic.

We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped to empty the shop before the shopfitters went in, who painted the shop, put the shop fittings in place, who transported stock and stocked/merchandised the shop ready in time for the grand opening. The shop made over £1000 the first day.

Funding was secured through the Leith Chooses event, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund and the Barlerno/Currie Round Table. Our landlord also kindly contributed to the costs. We would like to thank you all so much as the shop has a new lease of life and a joy to work in.

We would also like to give a special thank you to all the people who voted for All Together in the Leith Chooses Event. We could not have made these improvements without you. You have continued to support us since we re-opened and love the new, modern look.

Vintage and Vinyl Urgently Needed

A big thank you to the volunteers from PriceWaterhouseCooper who volunteered as part of their One Firm One Day program. Diana, Taylor and Jennifer priced and displayed vintage and vinyl products in the shop window.
We are looking for more donations of vintage clothes and accessories and vinyl (60s to 90s)

Pedal for Scotland 2018

Thank you to Debbie, Robyn and Craig for cycling in the Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunt 10 Miler. They cycled from Linlithgow to Edinburgh with a few mishaps along the way. Debbie had to carry Craig’s bike with a burst tyre for the last mile!

Thank you to everybody who supported them including family, friends and customers.
The team raised £201 for the All Together Edinburgh charity shop training centre. 

 

 

Thank you so much for your support

Meadows Festival and Social in the Gardens Fundraisers

Thank you for your support

With your support All Together managed to raise over £1100 at the Leith Learning Disability Event, Leith Festival and Meadows Festival. Our dedicated team of volunteers ran a stall selling clothes, jewellery, vinyl and tombola. Everyone had great fun meeting people from different areas and letting them know about the All Together charity shop/training centre in Leith. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the stalls and to all our loyal supporters who came along on the day.

We also raised £350 at The Social in the Gardens in July.  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped.

Debbie

All Together Edinburgh Graduation 2018

We are please to announce that all of our 2017/18 trainees graduated at the White House, Craigmillar on Wednesday 18th April.

The graduates addressed the audience and said that they had gained confidence, retail and work skills. They said they enjoyed working in the shop and look forward to moving on to work or college. They were presented with their certificate by the All Together team:

  • Dionne Forrest – Basic Work Skills & Stock and Display
  • Anne Johnston – Ready for Retail Award
  • Duncan Scott – Ready for Retail Award
  • Zaine Shah – Ready for Retail Award
  • Miles Barlow – Work Skills 1
  • Jamie Knox – Work Skills 1
  • Jodie McLaughlin – Work Skills 1
  • William McLuckie – Work Skills 1
  • Reece Cunningham – Cleaning Skills
  • Ashley Strachan – Basic Work Skills, Health and Safety & Customer Care
  • Aiden Slater – Basic Work Skills & Health and Safety

Well done!! A big thank you to everyone who attended the event or helped make it a great night. A special thank you to Darren, Bob, Michael, Noel, Brian, Angie, and Bill.

Click below for pictures:

New Website Launched

Since our last post we’ve moved our website to using WordPress!
This will allow us to more easily keep the site up to date with the happenings going on over here at All Together Edinburgh.

In addition to the new website, we also now have support for donations from cards / PayPal etc, via JustGiving. A widget for this can be found on the donation page seen at the top-right of the page.

Special thanks to one of our interns, Angus Johnston, who helped set up our new site, and also to VidaHost, who provided us with free charity hosting.

If you have any feedback regarding the new site, please send us an email at: admin@alltogetheredinburgh.org.uk.

Funds raised at recent events

All Together Edinburgh raised a total of £698 during our last three events!

  • The Pedal Scotland event on the 10th September raised £313, with Ava alone raising a whopping £172! Big thanks to her!

     

  • The Queensferry Crossing event on the 3rd September raised £135.

    Debbie walked 1.7 miles over the new, amazing Queensferry Crossing Bridge on Sunday, 2nd September and raised £135 for All Together Edinburgh.

    “This was a once in a lifetime experience. I loved walking across the tallest bridge in the U.K and reading the information signs that showed all the work and precision that went into creating and building this spectacular bridge. There were breathtaking views and many people who commented that they were very proud to be Scottish.”

  • The yearly Broomstick Challenge event raised a total of £150! In total we cycled 124.8 kilometres over the course of 6 hours. / 77 miles.

A huge thanks to everyone who helped and supported our charity!