THE ROCK TRUST is the St Mark’s good cause in May and June. The suggestion to support the Rock Trust came from B Jones. Given that we already help the homeless in our support of the St Catharine’s Homeless Project, supporting the Rock Trust seems a natural thing to do. We help the St Catharine’s Homeless Project by assisting at the convent on a Friday evening; through our good cause collection in September and October; by the donation of tinned food at that time; and at Christmas, our congregation donates, small toiletries, hats, scarves and gloves.

THE ROCK TRUST works in Edinburgh and the Lothians with young people between the ages of sixteen to twenty-five, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Its role is to advise, educate and support young people, whom they help to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood.

THE ROCK TRUST also runs a number of projects, under the auspices of its ‘Compass Project’, which ‘works with young people who have a history of being looked after, offending and/or homelessness’.

THE ROCK TRUST is looking for volunteers to decorate flats and maintain greenspaces. It also would like assistance with fundraising; social media; communications; community engagement; events and office administration. For more information go to