BakerHicks’ Scottish office has raised £500 over the first six months of 2019 in support of Hub South East Scotland’s nominated local charity, the Grassmarket Community Project (GCP). Mari McGahey from BakerHicks and Joanne MacDougall from Hub South East visited the charity at the end of June to present them with the cheque.
The funds were raised through the BakerHicks office’s tuck shop, which offers a selection of snacks and drinks, and will go towards helping the GCP provide a variety of services to some of Edinburgh's most vulnerable citizens.
A not-for-profit organisation, the Project aims to create community and provide sanctuary and support to those it helps. Through mentoring, social enterprise, training and education it enables its members to develop to their full potential and escape from cycles of failure. As well as operating a community café and woodwork and tartan enterprises, the Project also offers a range of activities aimed at enhancing life skills and developing confidence. These include cookery and baking classes, art, drama, IT, reading and writing, sewing, and photography.
Hub South East, whose Professional Services Framework BakerHicks are on, has been supporting the GCP since 2015. During this time it has organised two charity days, raising over £40,000 which has been reinvested into six of the Project’s social enterprises, as well as funding the development of a counselling room and service for its members.
Find out more about the Grassmarket Community Project here.