friendly people required
Interested in supporting work with young women, then why not become an Elpis Friend?
We are really proud of the work that Elpis Centre does in providing accommodation and support for young women in Glasgow. And we think more people need to know about the positive outcomes we achieve to help us to do it even better.
We are looking for committed and energetic people, passionate about improving the lives of young women who have not always had the easiest start, to join our new Elpis Friends Group. If you have some time to spare and wish to support Elpis then this might be the opportunity for you. We might ask you to help and
to contribute your expertise but being a friend is the most important, as Elpis Friends will play a vital role in widening those who know about, and value, our work.
There are many ways in which Elpis Friends can assist us – and we are open to your experience and ideas. This will be a voluntary role but Elpis can reimburse travel and other expenses, and will provide you with training, support and guidance. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact
Rosie.Ilett@elpis-centre.org.uk for more information.
COATS ON AND GETTING READY FOR WINTER!
Elpis really appreciates the long-term support we receive from Celtic FC Foundation and this year their generous donation has provided every young woman living in Elpis with a new winter coat of their choice. Thanks to everyone at the Foundation for their kindness and for continuing to support the work we do.
IT’S (NEARLY) LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS IN ELPIS
There’s always lots of events in Elpis in the autumn and winter, and in the run-up to the festive season - and this year is no exception. As well as Hallowe’en fun, everyone in Elpis is very excited about going to Elfingrove in December, and of course having Christmas lunch later that month. What will Father Christmas bring this year?
Before Christmas, Elpis will be holding its annual sale in Mayfield Street to raise funds for the vital work we do - and everyone is welcome to come along. There’s always a great range of pre-loved clothes and jewellery, new toiletries and household items to buy. If you have any donations please phone Mary on 0141 946 0605 (option 3) and arrange to drop them off. The date is to be confirmed, so more time to gather items to donate!
LOCAL CONGREGATION MAKES A WONDERFUL OFFERING TO ELPIS
Elpis was delighted to receive £480 as the offering taken at a service on Sunday 20th October at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Newlands, Glasgow. The service was attended by members of other local Episcopal churches in Pollokshields, Clarkston, Castlemilk and Hillington. The money will be used to help fund Christmas activities and gifts for the young women who live in Elpis accomodation.