The Autumn Fair on Saturday 29th September was a successful event, with sales of Columcille art and craft work, garden produce such as beautiful planters and the well appreciated cafe with wonderful cakes. thank you to all who came.
Music for ALL new term started on Monday 10th September. There are some spaces on Thursday so do be in touch if you are interested. Course information and contact details are on the Music for ALL page.
Columcille reopened on Monday 6th August after our 2 week summer break and we were pleased to welcome everyone back. During the break some decorating was done to the corridors and kitchen and cafe area and some splendid new cupboards in the corridor and art room.
We look forward to the weeks ahead.
Columcille Ceilidh Band is up and running again and Music for ALL Band continues to take ceilidh and party bookings directly related to Music for ALL. Please contact either firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about booking the Columcille band and email@example.com for M4ALL band. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are coming to the end of a great music year and thanks to all who have participated. We will be doing bookings (and payments) during the last week of June for the Edinburgh courses, and on Monday 2nd July for the Bonnyrigg course.
Columcille’s minibus and full-time driver are out every day in all weathers enabling people with multiple disabilities to be collected from their homes and taken to the centre in Morningside.
Thanks to funding from the RS Macdonald Trust, Robertson Trust, Bank of Scotland Foundation, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, Cruden Foundation and Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Columcille is continuing to provide this essential transport free of charge to people who would otherwise not be able to travel to the centre.
This safe, reliable service is vital to the health and well-being of people with disabilities and ensures that people with very profound needs can go out on daily trips in the minibus, socially integrate with the wider community, have contact with nature and the outdoors and not be confined to home or the centre.
Columcille Ceilidh Band is having a career break. A new Music for All Party and Ceilidh Band has formed to take bookings related to Music for ALL such as ceilidhs for participating schools and birthday celebrations. Contact details are on the Music for ALL page and we look forward to hearing from you!
After a successful Burns celebration, a beautiful St Brides Festival, an upbeat pancake day with wide ranging pancake throwing we now look towards the lengthening days of spring and Easter time. work is picking up in the garden with the new growth of spring time.
Hello and Happy New Year. Music for ALL Friday group starts on Friday 12th January and all the other groups start during the week starting 15th January. More info of course dates etc on the Music for ALL page.
We look forward to seeing you.
Happy New Year.
Although a focus on Christmas the newsletter is still worth reading for an update of Columcille in 2017.
Our focus is now on the many Christmas events at Columcille. There is carol singing, Santa Lucia, the Advent Garden, Christmas lunch and following party and the Christmas Play. Most events are for Columcille participants but the Christmas play is open to others but please ring to request a space as it can get over full.
Columcille closes for Christmas on Friday 22nd December at 3 pm. We reopen on Wednesday 3rd January. We wish you all a happy Christmas and with wishes for world peace