Social enterprise group transform family space

Members of the social enterprise from North East Scotland College with Melanie Fraser from Home-Start (right).
Members of the social enterprise from North East Scotland College with Melanie Fraser from Home-Start (right).

Members of a social enterprise from North East Scotland College have come together to redecorate a family room at a Fraserburgh charity.

The group of college students rolled up their sleeves to paint and decorate the family room at Home-Start on High Street recently.

The students were taking part in the project as part of the enterprise section of their PV Care course at the college. Rather than undertake a business-related project, the social entrepreneurs wanted to give something back to the community and chose to work with Home-Start for the module.

Home-Start is hoping to launch a mother, father and child group on Fridays to get children aged 0-2 years to interact with eachother and to support their parents.

Commenting, Senior Co-ordinator with Home-Start Melanie Fraser said: “I’m really excited that we’re now getting the room fit for purpose and ready for the families to come to.

“It’ll be great to have a space for the children that’s safe, welcoming and fun.”

Irene Wood, who is a student at the college, a volunteer with Home-Start and chair of the social enterprise, commented: “We’re really excited to be doing this, it’s such a good cause.

“Not a lot of voluntary groups would go to this extent to redecorate a room. We’re very privileged to be part of this.”