Wham, bam, thank you jam!

DSC_3406We want to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who took part in our Jam Festival on Saturday!

It was a fantastic day and it was great to see all the different types of jam, chutney and jelly that had been produced for the event!

Keep an eye out for future events – we’re always planning something!



Jam Festival at Ladeside

Come along to the Ladeside Centre on September 27th 2014 for our fantastic JAM FESTIVAL!

There’s a whole range of people making and selling home-made jams, chutney’s and jellies for this event so pop along and enjoy the day out.

saleWe’ve got:

# all day pancake making

# jam making demonstrations

# face painting

# jam tasting

# a fabulous end of season plant sale with up to 50% off our range of shrubs, wee trees and herbacious.


Giraffe needs your vote in the Bank of Scotland Community Fund

Giraffe Trading has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund 2014 in Perth.

vote now for GiraffeWITH YOUR HELP, Giraffe Trading has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Bank of Scotland to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Giraffe is an innovative community social enterprise. Our key aim is to tackle the entrenched social problem of the unemployment and social exclusion of people with enduring mental ill-health, disabilities and other significant workplace barriers.

An award of £3000 towards Stir It Up, our community training kitchen, will help Giraffe in two key ways. Firstly, it will enable us to provide more job-seekers with a much wider range of work opportunities and training in commercial catering skills that are attractive to local employers. Secondly, an award will be of critical importance in helping Giraffe maintain its excellent track record in continuing to diversify our business and develop sustainable income streams after the award is finished.

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Vote by SMS : “VOTE HBW” to 82332

The Bank of Scotland Community Fund was set up to help local people across Scotland have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to 232 local good causes in 58 Scottish communities.

We’ve shortlisted four good causes in each community and Bank of Scotland is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a Bank of Scotland branch from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

You can find out more about the Community Fund and Giraffe Trading and cast your vote by visiting the Bank of Scotland Community Fund website at: www.BankofScotland.com/communityfund.

Voting for the 2014 Community Fund is open voting is open until Friday 10 October.

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Social Saturday – Upcoming Event

socsatsmallerSocial Saturday is coming!

We’re delighted to be a part of this UK wide initiative to support the 70,000+ social enterprises spread across the country. We’re even more delighted to be one of them!

Free Biscuit

As a reward to you, our customers, we’re giving away one of our delicious home-baked biscuits if you buy anything in any of our 3 sites – South Street Shop and Cafe, Mill Street cafe or the Ladeside Centre.

As an added bonus, mention “Social Saturday” at the till to receive 10% off your bill!

South Street Shop Refurbishment

sthstreetheaderWe’d like to thank our customers for their patience while we did a little refurbishment of our South Street Shop and Cafe. The shop has a fresh look after moving the serving counter to the door and knocking a hole in our wall to make a direct link to our training kitchen.

The menu has also changed and our soup and sandwich deal has proved very popular with our customers.