Thank You BITMO

Throughout 2016, BITMO raised a total of £600 for the two charities of the year, SLATE Feel Good Furniture Store and the Leeds South & East Foodbank. Raised mainly through raffles held at the Belle Isle Gala, Christmas Party and Christmas Fair, the money was split between the two charities. Here we can see our Eddie receiving a cheque for £301 from Lynne Spirret, Community and Tenant Involvement Officer, Jean Burton, Vice Chair of BITMO and Margaret Brown, Board Member. Thanks again for this amazing donation………I think a trip to the seaside is in order!!!!!!

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Armley’s Window Makeover

A big well done and thank you to Sam Dodds who has made the window display in Armley once again fabulous. This does come with a warning however, Sam has said that she wants the display left clean and tidy, if not, there may be trouble!!!

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SLATE’s Future Leaders

Some exciting news came in last week about some recent applications to a very exciting course. Well done to Eddie, Nicolas, Vincent and Jon who have successfully been accepted on the Tomorrow’s Leaders Course held by Inclusion North. This will give the fabulous four the opportunity to develop their communication and organisational skills which will definitely benefit SLATE upon their completion. Again, a very big well done to you all.

Jackie’s a Celebrity!!

Last week our very own Jackie was a star feature in the South Leeds Life newspaper. The article promotes the People Matter’s get to know you sessions. This month they will be launching a wide range of learning courses and you can find out all about these at the drop in sessions. You are free to attend and there will be no pressure to enrol for a course. For more info visit www.peoplemattersleeds.co.uk or call 0113 234 6896. As you can see, Jackie takes a cracking photo and I’m sure this will be on her wall at home.jackie-1-copy

It’s a Van Life for Roy

Over the past couple of weeks Roy has been helping me out on the van. Roy has been picking up all the skills to be a fantastic drivers mate. Loading and unloading the van, operating the tail lift, checking walk routes for obstructions and generally giving me some good banter in the cab. I would like to say well done to Roy for helping me out, and I know that I will need him on many more occasions to come.

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2016 Residentials

In June and July this year a number of SLATE team members travelled to Northern College for a weekend residential. We learnt so much including map reading, surviving the outdoors, relaxation and creating comic book strips using the iPad. I have had some great feedback from all who attended and I look forward to our 2017 residential wherever that may take us!!!!!