Updates from Elpis in our Autumn 2020 Newsletter
Since Elpis’ Newsletter of Spring 2020 the world has changed significantly and we send best wishes to all our friends and supporters, especially those directly affected by COVID-19.
Find all about Elpis in our new newsletter (May 2020)
Welcome to the first of our regular newsletters that will be published twice a year, keeping everyone up to date with life in Elpis Centre. We hope you like it, and please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Yet more funding for mental health support at Elpis Centre! (May 2020)
We are delighted to have recently been awarded £500 for mental health support work at Elpis Centre by the James T Howat Charitable Trust. This is a local charity, and thanks to them and to Harper Macleod LLP who administer the charity. We will put the money to very good use.
NEW FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH WORK AT ELPIS (JAN 2020)
Elpis Centre is delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded £3,000 from the Endrick Trust, a Glasgow-based charitable funder. This is to help develop additional mental health support for the young women whom Elpis supports. Thanks to everyone at Endrick Trust and to T C Young Solicitors in Glasgow who administer the Trust.
THANKS TO BOYD AND CO INSURANCE AND ITISON FOR THEIR KIND DONATIONS TO ELPIS (FEB 2020)
Elpis has recently received some wonderful donations from organisations that support our work. Boyd and Co Insurance from Paisley presented Elpis with an amazing cheque for £2455.81, and Mary, Sharon and Jackie - Elpis management team - received the cheque from Boyd and Co.
And Itison chose Elpis as one of the charities to support in February and March, and gave us lots of vouchers for treats that the young women will be able to enjoy.
Thanks again to Boyd and Co and Itison for their fantastic donations - they are really appreciated!
HAVING A HATTY CHRISTMAS AT ELPIS! (DEC 2019)
Santa's little helpers must have been busy with the knitting needles this year, as Elpis has received an amazing donation of 18 hand-knitted hats of all styles and colours - one for every young women who lives in Elpis accommodation. These woolly wonders definitely will keep them warm over the winter, and Elpis would like to thank the two Glasgow-based knitters who made sure that Santa included them in his delivery to Elpis.
friendly people required (DEC 2019)
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! (DEC 2019)
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 (NOV 2019)
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.