Community Fund – Broomhouse Health Strategy Group- August

We have completed our summer programme with the fantastic ‘Street party’ on the 11th August.

The day was full of variety. Several local projects came together to provide the venues and activities – Broomhouse Health Strategy Group, The Broomhouse Centre, The Big Project, St David’s Church and The Big Project There were over 200 local people at the event, with many volunteers who made the day possible. We had fun with food with an outdoor BBQ and indoors preparing fresh fruit faces and fruit kebabs and some tasty cooking. There were lots of entertainments on the stage with our local DJ, live bands and Big Project Choir, Book Bug singing with the younger children. There was a taster session for our new Dance Aerobics group. Stalls from interesting health and wellbeing groups and charities. We also continued our ‘Community Chat’ with Napier University supporting a local community survey.. Out of doors there was a bouncy castle and the Fire Services brought their Fire Engine and Fire Officers to offer for the families safety advice and families see and sit inside the Engine. We were pleased to be able to offer all the activities free for the community .

Other August activities included the end of the ‘Summer Programme’ activities. Our older adults had a very enjoyable trip on public transport  to the City Art Centre ‘A-Z’ Exhibition. We had a nice tour from the staff, which added to the experience. There was great fun at with some ‘Family Outdoor Exercise’ and we got some sunshine.

There was fun bus outing to Craigie’s Farm for families. That was very popular with everyone having an opportunity to pick fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries.

The month ended with us getting started with some of our regular Autumn activities., Chair Exercise and Walking Group and preparation underway for September’s new ‘Adult Cooking’ sessions and ‘Dance/Aerobics’