Kitchen upgrade at Jewish Care Scotland Walton Centre
Members of the community returned to Welcome Wednesday at Jewish Care Scotland’s (JCS) Walton Centre this week to find the facilities had been upgraded. The sessions were temporarily moved to Giffnock Shul while the boiler was replaced at JCS, but attendees were pleasantly surprised to see the kitchen serving area within the Day Care Centre had been upgraded during the closure too!
JCS Board member and volunteer Jennifer Watson worked with fellow Welcome Wednesday volunteers and a small subcommittee from the Board of Trustees to deliver the upgrade during the temporary building closure.
The new-look centre was revealed at Welcome Wednesday, a drop-in café session facilitated by JCS volunteers. Anyone can drop in to socialise as well as to enjoy refreshments including specialty coffees, thanks to the new machine installed by local company Coffee for Life.
Registered Manager at JCS, Vicki McPhee said, “We were delighted to be able to surprise the community with this upgrade when Welcome Wednesday returned to May Terrace. It has really opened up the space, not only improving ventilation but enabling our volunteers and staff to better interact with attendees. Welcome Wednesday is a great opportunity for people to get together and feel connected with the community and to enjoy a great cup of coffee with friends.”.
Welcome Wednesday takes place at JCS, May Terrace every Wednesday between 12 and 3pm (excluding Wednesday 29 December 2021).