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Window Wanderland – 29th Feb

Window Wanderland is returning to a Strathbungo street near you soon… We’re encouraging folk to use public transport to come along and will be be publicising details in due course.

But right now we’re looking for some help. Could you help us steward this popular event? If so, do please get in touch with us: email chair@strathbungo.co.uk or come along to The Bungo on 18th February.

poster for Window Wanderland volunteers

 

Brighter Bungo seeks new organiser…

WANTED: rubbish person to organise Brighter Bungo !

The Strathbungo Society is seeking a new organiser for its regular community clear-up events, currently held on a Sunday 11am-1pm, five times a year.

Key tasks:
• Liaise with Strathbungo Society Committee and Glasgow City Council
• Encourage participation via posters & Society’s social media
• Organise a team of volunteers on the day

All equipment provided, and handover & induction offered.

Oops… we got the time wrong

We’d love everyone to come along to our AGM, but we published an incorrect time 🙁

The AGM will start at 7.30pm, not 6pm as the event posting originally said (we’ve booked the hall from 6pm so we can set it up).

You’re very welcome to come a little early and help set up, of course, but proceedings will begin at 7.30pm. Details of the event here.

 

Money available for our area!

Our Council Ward (Ward 6) has money available to spend on the area. Do you have ideas on what could be done here?

Ward 6 poster

The Council is looking to form a Citizen’s Panel to decide this, and it would be great to have a voice (or two) from Strathbungo on the panel.

You will get:

  • training
  • support
  • out of pocket expenses
  • the chance to meet new people
  • to learn more about how decisions are made about your area
  • the opportunity to change your community

Here’s the application form if you’d like to be on the panel: WARD 6 LEAFLET

Could you mentor a young person?

A request for help from MCR Pathways…

My mentor tells me that I am good enough. She makes me believe in myself as well. That alone makes me feel more confident. I haven’t had a lot of times where someone tells me that I’m good enough or ‘you can do it’.”   Shannon, MCR mentored young person

info sessions

At MCR Pathways, we know that all young people are talented. However, Scotland’s care-experienced and disadvantaged young people face challenges beyond their control that make it more difficult for them to succeed. Our vision is that every young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person, no matter their home circumstances. And we need your help to make this happen.

MCR recruits and trains volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person based on personality, interests and career aspirations. Mentors meet with their young person at their school for just one hour a week and provide a compassionate, listening ear. Our mentors come from all walks of life but what they share in common is their desire to help Glasgow’s young people.

One of our mentors, John Hetherington, says, “I have a young family and I felt mentoring would help me understand some of the things they may encounter. It has opened my eyes and will definitely help me to relate to my own children better.”

Through meeting each week, mentors and young people create a supportive relationship. It’s this relationship that makes the difference. In 2014, before mentoring was extended, only 48% of care-experienced young people left school to a positive destination while on 2018, 86% of our mentored young people did.

Can you #GiveAnHour and mentor a young person? We’re in all 30 secondary schools and the programme is flexible to fit around your schedule.

We’re hosting info sessions every week at our office at the Mitchell Library and can also come out to you! Sign up today at http://mcrpathways.org/get-involved/

Brighter Bungo clean-up – Sunday 19th August

bungo poster

Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road

Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs

When: Sunday 19 August

All equipment supplied.

Spring Fling 2018 – March 17th from 12-3 pm

poster for spring fling event

Spring is here! (well, almost)  And so is Strathbungo’s Spring Fling…

The Bungo Bake Off is back, with some terrific prizes. Email springfling2018@outlook.com with “Bake Off” in the subject line for more information and to register.

And come along on the day – there’s something for everyone with home baking, craft market and face painting.

Brighter Bungo – this coming Sunday January 7th

brighter bungo poster

Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road

Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs

When: Sunday 7 January

Bungo at the Bells: TONIGHT at 11.45pm!

Just a reminder that we will meet for our annual Hogmanay event at the corner of Moray Place and Queen Square at 11.45pm!

Beware – burglars about!

Without wishing to raise undue alarm…

There has been a spate of burglaries recently (both in Moray Place and across the railway line). They appear to be targeting specific properties known to be empty (even if only during the working day). The burglars have been disturbed on at least two occasions.

Please take extra care to protect your premises and deter these folk! You will find plenty of advice here.

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