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02 October 2019Week of 30 Sept updates
**As we were not able to send out our weekly update via email, we are providing it here on the website. Stay tuned!**
Good afternoon all. Below are several dates and exchange opportunities. Special thanks to those who joined me for a good game of Scrabble yesterday! It was a close game and we even managed to avoid the rain. There’s room for more – if you were thinking about it, please come next time.
*also a special note- regarding emails - we are still experiencing some troubles with emails and kindly ask that you PLEASE whitelist this email address and encourage your friends to do the same; unfortunately when too many of our emails go to spam, we end up on the naughty list and can't send our weekly digests out, as was the case yesterday. If you have any questions about how to whitelist an email, please just reply and we will help you.
We endeavour to respect your time and not send many emails (usually just the one a week, and occasionally an extra if an emergent need pops up). In the future, we'll also publish the weekly digest on the website and Facebook page, so if you feel out of contact, please check there (and of course, call or email anytime!). We hope to get this resolved asap and thank you for your understanding and assistance *
Kind regards, Lane
Weds 09 Oct - 10 AM. Coffee morning at St Mary’s Centre, free admittance. All welcome. **Cakes needed*
Weds 16 Oct - 10 AM. Health walk, free admittance, all welcome, meet at St. Mary’s Centre. We will have two groups for this walk, one very leisurely on even, paved terrain and going ~1.25 miles in total, and one quicker and going ~3 miles, with perhaps some easy low-to-no-inclined country paths involved. You can join either group & tailor it to your own needs- turn back early, continue on, or break away in the middle, whatever suits you! Dogs welcome for both groups. Duration ~1 hr for each walk. Rain or shine. Depending on the groups' desires, tea or coffee afterwards could be in the cards.
Weds 16 Oct - 6-8pm. "Night At the Pub" Fundraiser at the Three Jolly Butchers. Three Jolly Butchers Pub has generously agreed to host a fundraiser for the Timebank, and from 6 to 8 pm on October 16th, they will donate a portion of all bills to the Timebank. Please, clear your calendars and pull out your wallets - let's fill up the pub and have a great evening together supporting the Timebank. Early bookings recommended - call the Three Jolly Butchers at 01480 463228
Weds 23 Oct- 10 AM. Coffee morning at St Mary’s Centre, free admittance. All welcome. **Cakes needed
Tues 05 Nov - 1:30 PM. Afternoon Scrabble at the community corner at Our Shop. Coffee available for purchase at the Shop, game and opponents provided. Thank you to Our Shop for hosting.
TIME EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES:
Request: Volunteers needed to serve coffee, tea, and cook bacon butties at Our Shop's Community shop planning meeting on October 19 in St Mary’s Centre. The meeting begins at 9 AM.
Request: Cakes for upcoming coffee mornings on 9 and 23 October.
Request: Car ride needed for local gentleman from his home in Wyton-on-the-Hill to St. Ives for a medical appointment that occurs 1:30 PM on each Thursday for the immediate future. If you are able to provide transport on one or more Thursdays, please contact me for further details.
Request: Leaflet delivery needed for Timebank materials to Timebank members during the week of Sept 30. For those of you who have offered thus far, thank you, I have you on my list and will arrange with you to get the materials to you this week. We could still use a few more volunteers. Thank you!
Request: Administrative assistance in Timebank office to assist with updating our membership contact info. Will require making phone calls.
Request: Occasional assistance needed to provide company for Alzheimer patient in home while primary caregiver attends their own medical appointments. This can be split into short 2 hour shifts. If this is something you are willing to do, pending your availability, please let me know and I will add you to a list of potential volunteers to be notified when the need arises.
Request: Calling all crafters, even the self proclaimed unskilled type! Timebankers are needed to help with a craft project for the primary school's Christmas Fayre. They are making hedgehog books, and if you can fold a piece of paper, you can do this. You can make these on your own for now, and later we will coordinate a crafting afternoon with the kids to make some together. Contact me for more details, to let me know your interest, and to get supplies.
Offer: A member has several nice quality jigsaw puzzles, and wonders if we might form a sharing scheme or have them available at coffee mornings. A very kind offer! I'm trying to gauge interest so we can decide the best way forward - if this appeals to you, please let me know.