April has been a mixed month for us, with both good and bad news. Unfortunately, Beth and one of our Travelers have dropped out of our 2015 trip for various reasons. We are sorry they will not be joining us this year but their cards are marked for 2016!
The good news is that the trip plans are all coming together. Flights have been booked (leaving on 23rd July and returning 10th August!!) and accommodation is being booked this week. Plans are also being made for placements in Durban; this year there will be an artistic slant to our volunteering. Partially because this is where the team’s interests lie, but also because Crossing Countries wants to launch an online shop that will sell the work of young South African arts and crafts people. By doing this we will be able to build Crossing Countries while also supporting new art in Durban. Our small team will also give us the flexibility to research new and varied placements and look for accessible accommodation for 2016 as we have a number of wheelchair users interested in next year’s trip.
We have two events planned.
Crossing Countries Pub Quiz with Edinburgh’s hottest Quizmaster Goose.
Pub Quiz Flyer
Our second Crossing Countries Pub Quiz is at the Links Hotel, from 6pm on 26th May. Bring a team along and win one of our amazing prizes either at the quiz or the raffle.
Crossing Countries Ceilidh with the Cracking Columcille Ceilidh Band
Our first ceilidh will be at the Columcille Centre (2 Newbattle Terrace) on 3rd July 2015 at 7.30 pm till 11.30pm Tickets are £10 which includes haggis, neeps and tatties provided by Macsween.
We are delighted to have the Columcille Ceilidh Band with us whose members include musicians with and without learning disabilities, another social enterprise who believe in equal opportunities.