Today we had a slightly different type of meeting; where a large chunk of it would be used in preparation for next week’s event/talk.
A couple of group members discussed how their trip through to The Scottish Recovery initiative went. As the group had received funding from this organisation to go towards raising awareness of what we do, we were asked to go through for a training event which would lead to preparation to do a talk on what our group does in the caves in Edinburgh on March 6th. Group members found this to be a very inspiring day, finding out what other groups have done with the funding they received. There were so many different groups; art, music, drama, furniture making, to name just a few! It was so humbling to be in such company and to explain all about our different groups, networking and working together in the recovery community.
We looked at ideas for the event at Charis House (CrossReach) to raise awareness of the group and to set out what we would like to achieve in the future, to reach out to people who feel a sense of despair with their life. While doing a brain storm on the event preparation, it was truly amazing to see the passion and positive energy that came through in order to help others.
Please note – due to the event at Charis House on Thurs 13th February all group members will meet and depart from Simpson House at 10.30.