Parliamentarians Malcolm Chisholm and Mark Lazarowicz and Councillor Vicki Redpath were among the guests at the launch of North Edinburgh Time Bank at North Edinburgh Arts Centre on Thursday (11 October). Highlight of the evening was North Edinburgh Time Bank’s very own choir, the Timebank Temptations, who entertained visitors with a very impressive a cappella ‘Lean on Me’!
The event was an opportunity to find out all about time banks – how they started, what they are and how they work – and North Edinburgh Time Broker Julie Smith (pictured below)put forward a strong argument for signing up.
Time banks make it easy to lend a hand to friends and neighbours. If you need help with a small job – or if you can offer help to someone else – join a Time Bank! A time bank means you can earn time credits for the things you do to help others in your community. If you can help someone weed their garden, or do their shopping or if you need a hand with wee jobs around the house – then join the time bank!
The time bank will help you to arrange it all, it’s free to use and there’s no money involved – for every hour you spend helping someone you are given a one hour time credit, which you can then ‘bank’ for yourself or donate to someone else to use. It’s simple, really – and you don’t have to sing to sign up!
For more information about North Edinburgh Time Bank contact time broker Julie Smith on 07807 002 591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two more local Time Banks – Inverleith Time Bank broker is Anne Brown who can be contacted by email at email@example.com or telephone 332 6316, and your contact at sunny Leith Time Bank is Senga Armstrong. She can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 553 2559.
For more general information about Time Banks visit www.edinburghtimebank.org.uk