NEWS

  • JULY 23

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    The Trust has always enjoyed an amazing team of volunteers who have helped the charity grow, develop and create a strong community programme.

    The new building will be ready this Autumn and presents new opportunities for people of all ages to join our team.
    These opportunities include:
    Café Assistants
    DIY / Handyperson
    Event Assistants
    Gardeners
    Graphic Designer *POSITION FILLED*
    Office Assistant *POSITION FILLED*
    Technicians
    Ticketing Assistants
    Volunteer Co-Ordinator *POSITION FILLED*

    The positions are being advertised in partnership with STRIVE and to view the opportunities please click here.

    If you would like to speak to the Trust about any of our roles or skills and experience you would like to share please email info@thefrasercentre.com

    Full time and part time paid roles will also be created with the new building and will be advertised at the end of the summer.

    Why Volunteer?

    We asked our current team why they Volunteer:

    “I chose to start volunteering at The Fraser Centre because I think it is a great project and I wanted to give something back to the community I live in. I recently retired from work and have been helping in the office using skills I learned there. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and learn new skills. The volunteers at The Fraser Centre are a great bunch of people and our aim is to create a family friendly centre in Tranent where everyone is welcome”.

    “I do it because it gets me out and gives me a chance to meet other people. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people”.

    “I volunteer to get me out meeting new people and doing new things. I have met so many lovely people and done some new interesting activities. Very pleased I started volunteer and looking forward to coming along to all the varied activities. I feel more at home in Tranent now”.

    “I volunteer at The Fraser Centre because I think we have a fabulous community asset in the building that needs to be shared. I want the building to buzz again with loads of activity as it once did as a cinema all those years ago. I also volunteer as I feel I can make a difference to low income families by giving them a place to go and enjoy family”

    “I’ve really enjoyed volunteering at the children’s matinee films. It’s been good to get to know families from all over Tranent and surrounding areas. I’ve especially enjoyed helping at the special needs events and to see adults and children captivated by the films”.

    “I volunteered at the ‘follow the Herring’ arts and crafts day. It was fun being creative and making fishes and other sea creatures. I also had the pleasure of teaching a young girl how to knit”!

    “It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to learn new skills and push the boundaries of what you think you can do. It’s challenging but rewarding too. I volunteer as I want to give something back to the community and I find it rewarding”.

  • WE NEED YOUR IDEAS!

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    WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE NEW FRASER CENTRE?

    We would like to hear from you on what activities you like to see in the new building and if you have an idea for an activity/event and need a venue.

    The very short questionnaire only takes a couple of minutes and we would be grateful for your input. Thank you.

    Click here for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NSPXVDG

  • CAPITAL PROGRESS!

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  • THE WINTON CINEMA REMEMBERED

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    The Winton Cinema may be gone now but thanks to Historic Environment Scotland there is a photographic archive available to view.

    Great memories for so many people.

    Click here to view the collection.

  • STONEWORK IN SAFE HANDS!

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    The Chairman of The Fraser Centre Community Trust, Jonny Russell, was invited to the construction site to carry out a special task in recognition of his role in the creation of the new community hub.

    In 2011 Jonny, supported by family and friends, had the vision to regenerate the old picture house into a building suitable for helping the community.

    Although the old building was not able to be saved a new facility is being created in its place which will provide a centre for learning, development, arts, entertainment and a café in the heart of the town. It seemed very fitting that Jonny should be invited to be the person to put the first bricks in place on the new development.

    Jonny said: “I’m really excited about the building opening and what we are going to be doing for the community. It has been great to see the spaces and the building rising out the ashes: a brand new building for the community, built by the community”

    The Trust aim to open the new building in Autumn 2019.

    Thank you to Fleming Buildings Ltd.

  • FRASER CENTRE SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE

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    Primary school photographs, a nursery toy, images of Old Tranent and a judo belt – just some of the eclectic mix of items that locals have contributed to two time capsules which have been put in a wall of the new Fraser Centre.

    With work well underway on the new building, the Community Trust has been busy collecting memorable bits and bobs to give future generations a sense of the people, organisations and life of the town. A whole variety of groups have been contributing items for the time capsules which the construction company, Fleming Buildings, have inserted into the wall at the entrance to the new facility.

    From children in all classes in St Martin’s Primary School to those who attend the The Fraser Centre and Ageing Well Gentle Exercise Group, a range of ages have been represented in the capsules.

    David Orr, the Project & Development Manager said: “I have been extremely pleased by the enthusiasm of people to come forward and get involved in a project which will show people not only the history of the building, but will also give a flavour of life as we know it. We have a long list of those who participated and we are really grateful to them all.”

    Fleming Buildings Director Ronnie Burrows added: “When the new centre opens it will be an invaluable resource for the local community. We are delighted to be part of making the dream become reality.”

  • CATCH UP WITH OUR LATEST E-LETTER

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    Our latest e-letter is out full of updates on our events, capital project and how you can support us!

    Click here for the e-letter.

  • SUMMER ACTIVITY PLANS

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    The summer holidays are upon us and here are our plans for the summer.

    Due to our new building not opening until the Autumn we have a smaller than usual summer programme which we aim to completely change next summer!

    The key info is:

    New Age Kurling: continues throughout the summer.

    Gentle Exercise: Off Thursday 11th July. Continues every week apart from that.

    Arts & Crafts: This is taking a summer break and will resume after the school holidays.

  • AGM

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust AGM shall be held on Tuesday 30th April at 14 Haddington Road, Tranent.

  • CAPITAL BUILD CONTINUES!

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    We love to see how the building is taking shape! Here are a couple of recent photos showing the progress we are making.