Here you can find all our latest news and updates, as well as stories from our members, exciting new ventures and community posts.

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Our Horticultural Entry 2024

May 2024

Each year our Oakham Garden Group enter the County Show's Horticultural competition. Check out this year's entry for the unusual theme of 190! This took some creativity...

Drop-in Sessions- What to Expect?

April 2024

We thought it’d be helpful to answer a few questions that may be buzzing around in your head, and so you can picture what to expect when you’re ready to join us for the first time!

Hegarty's Support

February 2024

To celebrate 50 years in business Hegarty is increasing its usual single annual charity partner from one to four. We are delighted to announce that Pepper’s A Safe Place is one of the chosen local beneficiaries.

Merry Chistmas and Happy New Year

December 2023

The end of another year gives us time to reflect on all that has been accomplished, and what a year it has been!

NEW Drop-in Session

November 2023

Pepper’s in Melton is starting a new drop-in session on Wednesdays 😊

Our centre on King Street will offer a Wednesday group from the 29th November.

Breathing Exercise

October 2023

Our Mindfulness and Meditation instructor uses this clip in her sessions. It's a brilliant way to calm the mind and de-stress.

Save this clip to add to your daily mindfulness practice.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

August 2023

Check out what we got upto on during Mental Health Awareness Week 2023.

From free workshops, to raffle prizes and cakes galore. Click below to see how it went

Oakham Board Game and Roleplaying Club

August 2023

A group of gamers from Oakham Board Game & Roleplaying Club will be raising funds to support Pepper's- A Safe Place this summer. Find out how you can get involved.

Photo credit: @richard_in_rutland

Pride 2023

August 2023

Here at Pepper's we support all LGBTQIA+ communties all year round but pride is a a particularly special time to celebrate this.

Melton Christmas Tree Festival

December 2022

We've been having a lot of fun making decorations for our Christmas tree this year. Did you spot it at the Christmas Tree Festival?

We all love Christmas. Don't we?

December 2022

For some of us, Christmas can be a difficult time of year. Take a look at some of our tips for the season.

Best of Melton 2022 and RCC Leicestershire & Rutland Awards

November 2022

We were thrilled to have been recognised at two wonderful award ceremonies. 

Linda's Land's End to John o'Groats Fundraiser

September 2022

Local, Linda Arnold, takes on a 1260 mile cycle for Pepper's- A Safe Place.

Read more about her incredible journey,

One Year at Our Community Garden Project

July 2022

Take a look at what we've been up to and how we have transformed Oakham Fire Station.

Art Sessions

June 2022

From creating beautiful mandalas to colourful gratitude cards, Wednesday afternoons are all about art over at Pepper’s in Melton.

Take a look at some of the artwork our members have created.

Art and Photography Competition

May 2022

As part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, our art and photography competition received some beautiful entries. Have a look at the winning pieces here.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

May 2022

Take a look at what Pepper's in Melton got up to as part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.

Smokestack Blues Band Fundraiser

April 2022

An evening of great music and great company, all for a great cause.

Take a look at the local Smokestack Blues Band's fundraiser for Pepper's - A Safe Place.

High Sheriff Award

April 2022

We are delighted to have been chosen for a High Sheriff's award this year.

Easter Crafts

April 2022

Take a look at what we got up to during one of our Easter Crafts sessions with Whissendine Parish Church.

New Team Member

March 2022

Anna is our new Melton Centre Manager and she wanted to share what her first weeks were like at Pepper’s.

Fundraising Cards

June 2021

Easter, Christmas, Birthdays, Thank you's... whatever cause you need a card for, we've got you covered.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

May 2021

Prizes, raising awareness, local generosity and of course, cake!

Personal Stories

May 2021

Two of our members talk about what Pepper's means to them and how it has helped them throughout the pandemic so far.

Photography Competition

May 2021

Check out the winning photos from our Mental Health Awarness Week Photography Competition.

Easter Egg Crafts

April 2021

We had a lovely art session this week with help from the lovely Victoria from Little Print Gifts.

Words of Wisdom

February 2021

Our members have been busy helping to redecorate. Get a sneak peak of our the affirmation wall...