The All Together staff, trainees and volunteers took part in the broomstick cycling fundraiser on the 31st October and raised £100 in 4 hours!! They cycled for 30 minutes each whilst dressed in a Halloween costume. It was great fun. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and thank you to the All Together customers who donated money for our much needed charity shop/training centre.
All Together held their graduation ceremony at the White House in Craigmillar on June 2019. The graduates received their certificates and enjoyed a buffet and refreshments with staff, volunteers and the graduates families/supporters.
Special guests attended the graduation including the Green Part councillor Susan Rae and representatives from the Volunteer Centre and Edinburgh College. A big thank you to everyone who attended, especially Darren Howard, the talented MC.
Dionne – Ready for Retail Award Ashley – Ready for Retail Award Cameron – Ready for Retail Award Dale – Ready for Retail Award James – Ready for Retail Award Jane – Ready for Retail Award Shafi – Work Skills 1 Scott – Work Skills 1 Emilia – Work Skills 1 and Clearing Skills Jeanette – Work Skills 1 and Clearing Skills Craig – Work Skills 1 Brett – Work Experience 1 Catrina – Basic Work Skills
Well done to the above for working hard during the year and achieving their qualification.
Due to popular demand, All Together decided to have a vintage and vinyl day in the shop. We teamed up with staff from RBS (South Gyle) who volunteered for the whole day on Tuesday 26th March.
The RBS team brought donations of vinyl and vintage clothing and bric-a-brac that they had sourced prior to the event. They worked together to process, value, price,merchandise, display and sell the items in the shop.
They created wonderful window and shelf displays, used their ideas, marketing/ & customer service skills to promote the event and attracted lots of customers. The event was a huge success and raised an extra £600 for the shop. It not only increased the sales of vintage and vinyl goods but also highlighted the need for donations of these goods to the shop.
We would like to thank the 7 staff from RBS for volunteering their time to the shop and making a difference.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Our mission is to "Create training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities". It is committed to helping them to improve their chances of moving into employment.
Our charity shop is vital in that it offers a practical learning environment that facilitates learning, opportunities to improve confidence, work and people skills that are required in the mainstream labour market.
It also offers a way to raise funds for our work and to break down some of the barriers that these individuals encounter. The combination of our accredited training programme, with recognised qualifications will ensure the achievement of our aims.
Address: All Together Edinburgh, 87 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8LX
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Sunday: 11am to 4.30pm.
All Together Edinburgh
Registered in Scotland
- Registered Number SC377787
- Scottish Charity Number SC041816
Reg. Office: 7 New Tower Place, Edinburgh EH15 1TS OSCR