SPECIAL EVENTS DEC 2023
HOME-MADE CRAFT MARKET/ CAR BOOT: Christmas Edition: Saturday 9th December, 10am-2pm.
Stars the work of our own well-preserved and stitched ladies and many others including the Twardowskis with local honey and mead; some enterprising youngsters- with handmade accessories, 2nd hand toys and cookies; Rhiannon's Enchantment [jewellery, decorations, concept art]; Craigmillar Art Club with art and crafts by club members, and Lorna with candles and wax melts.
Free buyer entry, Seller Table £10 in advance [£12 on day]. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours.
WEDNESDAY CRAFT WORKSHOPS
Each workshop £25 / £20 with neighbourhood card. Small group sessions so spaces limited. All materials are provided, and we will supply coffee and cake too. Book with email@example.com
13th December, 10am – 1pm: Introduction to Fabric Wreath Making
Learn how to make a festive fabric wreath to display for Christmases to come.
Look out for the separate flyer with more details; we’ll be repeating a Stamp Workshop [Christmas themed of course] [A], Make your own Soaps workshop [E], Card Making Workshops [drop in on the day], Festive Ginger Biscuits [A, full with wait list], and Christmas Eco-Wreaths [E] workshops. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org [A] or Eventbrite [E]
OUR CAFÉ IS OPEN WED - SUN 11am – 4pm (last orders: for hot meals: 2:45pm, for hot drinks 3:45pm) until Sunday 17th December. First day of service after the xmas break and minor refurbishment will be Wednesday 17th January.
Delicious scones, cakes, hot meals, drinks. Daily specials. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
REGULAR WEEKLY ACTIVITIES [run until Sunday 17th December 23, resume Wednesday 10th January 24]
(gardening/outdoor/cycling activities listed separately at end)
2pm – 3.30pm: “TALK TIME” WELLBEING GROUP. Our regular drop-in providing a space to come and chat about how you’re doing and listen to others in a relaxed, supportive environment. You can let us know you are coming via email@example.com or just pop along. Open to all.
10am – 11am: WALKING GROUP: Meet at the farmhouse. The group goes on short, local walks at a relaxed, chatty pace, led by trained Health Walk leaders.
10am – 12pm, NATURE PLAY: with Trees & Seas Outdoor Adventures, funded by Thrive Outdoors. For under-fives and their carers, based in the bothy. FREE to families living in EH16 & EH17. Activities may include den building, bush-craft skills, bug hunting & more! Book at www.treesandseasoutdooradventures.com
11am – 12pm, Alternate Wednesdays. WELL BEING WOMEN’S GROUP: This group is an opportunity to chat in a friendly, welcoming environment with other women over tea and biscuits, no subject is off limits. We look forward to seeing you, no booking required, just pop into Workshop 3, our next meeting is 4th December, 11am-12pm
2pm - 4pm: ARTS AND CRAFTS WEDNESDAYS: Suitable for all levels of experience. Informal group- bring your own projects and get some ideas, hints, and tips from your fellow participants. This is a facilitated session so some assistance would be available.
3.30pm – 4.30pm: ‘WRITE IT OUT’ CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Ellie is deputising with the group while Rose is on her holidays, turns out she can wrangle words as well as coffee machines and till points!
5pm – 6pm: COMMUNITY MEAL: Our weekly, home-cooked community meal for anyone wanting good food and company. Booking is preferred, especially in case of dietary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org
5.30pm – 8.30pm WOODCRAFT with Oliver. FREE! Learn wood working skills with an experienced woodcarver, in workshop 4. Booking appreciated to enable us to know how many to expect - email@example.com
12.30pm – 1.30pm ADULTS’ YOGA Whether you are new to yoga or are familiar with the practice, these classes will help you develop balance, strength and flexibility through movement and stretching. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org and pay on the day [£4, or £3 with neighbours’ card].
GARDENING AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES [run until Sun. 17th Dec. 23, resume Wed. 10th Jan. 24]
GET GARDENING: TUESDAY AND / OR FRIDAY, 10.30AM – 3.30PM
We welcome gardening volunteers to help us manage our gardening allotment plots. We are a friendly team and we work in a beautiful environment. Come and join us Tuesdays and / or Fridays between 10.30am - 3.30pm. Lunch provided. To register interest please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BIG WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY SESSIONS:
SUNDAY AND / OR WEDNESDAY, 11am – 3pm
These volunteers’ activity sessions are outdoors. Expect a list of tasks from gardening, to site clearance, to re-building walls, and everything in-between. There will also be a supervised, coached, woodwork offering. A simple lunch will be provided for volunteers. If you haven’t been before, please phone 0131 564 0068 or email email@example.com Booking for your first week is preferred so the facilitator can plan to meet and greet you.
CYCLING RELATED ACTIVITIES: BOOKING ESSENTIAL
WHEELY FUN FRIDAYS with ‘A Wee Pedal’. All activities happen at, or start at, Bridgend Farmhouse! Supported by Cycling Scotland, Paths for All, and the City of Edinburgh Council. Suggested donation per activity in brackets [£]
Booking essential via firstname.lastname@example.org
GUIDED BIKE RIDES 1-3pm – the 1st Friday of the month November to March. Pace is gentle and social on mostly flat, off main road, routes. Hire an e-bike [£5] for the ride or borrow a pedal bike for free [Helmets included].
NEXT RIDE Friday, 5th January!
E-BIKE FAMILIARISATION SESSIONS available 1:20pm-1:50pm [£5] on ride days.
Bike Workshop [for hires, sales, repairs and other maintenance, also bike donations for refurbishment or salvage. Please make an appointment; we may not have capacity for drop ins.
Direct email email@example.com / call 07591 882 779.
Ask for FELIX, our new community lead bike mechanic.
THE VERY INCLUSIVE PLAY CLUB: TUESDAY/ THURSDAY: VARIOUS SLOTS
Weekly, structured sessions (term time only) for children aged 0-5 years who have additional support needs and their parents / carers. Located in our Eco Bothy with sensory garden. Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.theveryinclusiveplayclub.com
STAINED GLASS WORKSHOPS: One off workshops run 10am-3:30pm for two people per session, cost £25 each [£20 with neighbours’ card] payable in advance.
Register your interest now for 2024 via email@example.com
Most of our regular activities are free but we accept donations from those able. Our ‘Neighbours' Card’ is still available for collection with proof of EH16/17 address and provides discounts on some activities and in the café.
ONSITE PARKING: IS LIMITED AND PRIORITISED FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS Please come by foot, bike, scooter or public transport if you can. The number 24, 33, 38, 49 buses stop just outside. Cameron Toll Shopping Centre has parking and is only a few minutes’ walk away.
Updated December 2023
There are many ways to help Bridgend Farmhouse maintain its facilities and carry on its activities; please consider one or more of them if you are able.
Direct to our bank account!
Saves transaction fees and commission. One off gifts or regular gifts of any size are most welcome - account details are “Bridgend Farmhouse”, sort code 08-92-99 [The Co-operative Bank] account number 65855258.
We are also happy to accept cash, cheques, or card payments onsite or online.
We have an Edinburgh Community Lottery Page
Edinburgh Community Lottery is a weekly lottery brought to you by EVOC. When you buy a ticket for £1 you will be entered into a draw to win cash prizes. We get 50p per ticket sold through our page, and you have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize! More info at https://www.edinburghcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/bridgend-farmhouse
We are on Easyfundraising
Sign up today - it will make a BIG difference to us this year and you can earn for us while you spend!
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We are on JustGiving!
Head to https://www.justgiving.com/bridgendfarmhousecbs to make a donation, set up a regular donation, create a fundraiser on our behalf, or support the endeavours of another fundraiser! If you’re not in a position to donate, a share of any appeals would be great!
Did our eco-bothy project capture your imagination?
We are still accepting funds towards its finishing touches and compost toilet addition. Surplus funds will go towards ongoing maintenance costs. You can donate at https://www.givey.com/bridgendecobothy to have your contribution earmarked towards this aspect of our operation.
Said Eco-Bothy and its associated play area are now available for hire. Ask for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to support our peace garden collaboration?
For this we are working with 3 other charities - the Multi-Cultural Family Base, Home Link Family Support and Peace & Justice. There’s a crowd-funder underway and your donation will have double value due to Aviva Community Fund matching the monies contributed- for fuller details look here.
Gift Aid is Great!
Have you made a donation in the last 4 years, or are you planning to donate now [by either standing order or one-off donation]? Are you also a taxpayer? We could get up to 25p extra for every £1 you donate at no cost to you.
Download the form at https://www.bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk/forms-and-resources.html or request it via email to email@example.com [If you donate via JustGiving this is processed by them, if applicable, so no need to fill our declaration]
Use our Facilities/ Services
Our Meeting Room, the Marquee, and the Bothy Space [with play area] are also available to hire.
Our Café is open 5 days a week for meals, snacks and regular sales of Bridgend Produce – with everything grown or made at Bridgend Farmhouse available within- no need to wait until our regular Markets!
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The Queen’s Award for Community Service