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25 February 2020Week of 24 Feb Updates
Hope your February has gone well! Please see the items below, paying special attention to three particular events, which are in addition to our regular calendar: Mar 11 (Night at the Pub Fundraiser), Mar 21 (Great British Spring Clean) and Mar 26 (Timebank Quiz Night). We sincerely hope for your support at these events. Flyers attached for the first two events.
26 February: Coffee Morning, 10 AM - 12 PM, St. Mary's Centre, PE28 2AY
03 March: Scrabble Afternoon, 1:30 - 3 PM, Our Shop. Also on offer this month, chess and checkers! Come have a game.
11 March: Coffee Morning, 10 AM - 12 PM, St. Mary's Centre, PE28 2AY
11 March: Night At the Pub Fundraiser - at the Three Horseshoes. We're looking forward to another Night at the Pub event, which proved popular last fall. This time our hosts will be The Three Horseshoes, who have kindly agreed to donate a percentage of their evening's takings to the Timebank. So, we want to make sure it is a full house! The pub's restaurant will be offering two seatings to help us get the numbers up (6:30 PM or 8:00 PM) - so book early by calling them at 01480 462410. If you don't fancy a full meal, you can still participate by having a drink on the pub side any time after 6 PM. In either case all you need to do is go to the pub, and voila - you've helped support the Timebank, and hopefully had a nice time in the process. Thanks in advance for the great turn out!
18 March: Health Walk, 10 AM, meet outside St. Mary's Centre, PE28 2AY
21 March: The 2020 Great British Spring Clean! 10 AM - 12 noon, meet at the clock tower. Once again, H&W Timebankers will be out in full force to tidy up the village. We need participants of all ages to come and help. Litter picking and safety gear provided by Huntingdonshire District Council. Our Shop will provide coffee and pastries before the start.
26 March: Timebank Quiz, Sports Pavillion. Ms. Vickie Graham starring as Quiz Master. Further details TBA soon.
7 April: Scrabble Afternoon, 1:30 - 3 PM, Our Shop. Also on offer, chess and checkers! Come have a game.
If you would like to mark your calendars even further out, remember that - with the exception of the holiday months of August and December - coffee mornings are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, and health walks take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We look forward to seeing you!
Donations needed - Cakes needed for Timebank coffee mornings - please let Lane know if you can assist.
Office-work: Office help needed for the Parish Council and Timebank next week, start time and duration at your convenience - please let Lane know if you can assist.
Gardening: 10 tree loving individuals, couples, or families needed to volunteer for our pilot Adopt-A-Tree ("Pick-a-pine?" We're also looking for a catchy name!) program. You/your family will be matched with a tree on village public land (we will try to pick a tree very near to your residence), which you will be asked to to keep an eye on until January 2021. No heavy pruning - just keeping the ivy off and alerting the contact point if there is any concern about disease. We'll provide instruction as needed, and a host of encouragement and fun rewards. Please let Lane know if you are interested.
Gardening: Someone to assist with light gardening in a member's garden.
Tools: The Bowls club is in need of a power saw to use in demolishing a shed. Please let Lane know if you can assist.
Time Credit Spending Opportunities: Remember, you can exchange your time credits earned for individual exchanges or for helping at group events for experiences at a number of local businesses and groups through Tempo Time Credits. To find out where, browse the possibilities at timecredits.com. Then contact Lane to organise collecting your vouchers and making a booking. Here's a spotlight on one spending opportunity - Cambridge United Football.We have tickets available for the match Cambridge United v Cheltenham on Saturday 14th March K.O 3.00pm and Cambridge United v Port Vale on Monday 13th April 2020 K.O 3.00pm. A limited number of tickets for this match are available for Time Credits Members. Contact Lane for more info!
Mobility aids - a member has a number of mobility aids available in excellent condition. Photo attached. Please contact Sandra Tibble on 01480 466031 or 07754 869517.