- Help with the allotment - growing, planting, digging, planning or advising.
- Drop and Swap (adults) - any household goods
- Drop and Swap (family) - any toys
One of our organisational members, the WWSCC, would like us to ask if any of our members are able to help by volunteering at their ‘Rowathon’. Below are the details of the event from the WWSCC. If you are keen to help, please kindly contact Wendy at WWSCC directly on Volunteer@westwight.org.uk. Please also let Sally know what has been agreed so that she can keep a record of your time credits (up to 5 hours).
We’re doing a 24 hour Rowathon 18th – 19th April in aid of 'Extend our Gym' and so we could do with as many volunteers as possible to help us or indeed, ROW!
We need help with recording distances, recruiting rowers for the 1000 metre challenge, helping coordinate, shaking buckets, collecting sponsors, etc. It starts at 11:00 on Weds 18th and finishes at 11:00 on Thurs 19th.
If you think you can help, I’d be very pleased to hear from you
Many thanks for everything you do to support the Centre
We have also had a request from a member for somebody to cut her grass. Please let Sally know if you are able to help.
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Thank you to all those who have completed and returned the Timebank questionnaires. It is not too late to return them if you still have one to complete. Sally will be looking through all of the data collected during the Easter holidays and will put together a feedback summary to share with you all in the next newsletter.
On Sunday 8th April, please come and join us anytime between 12-4pm at our allotment. Come and chat, help advice, dig and plant if you would like. All are welcome. We have potatoes and strawberries donated to us but do bring anything you would like to plant (we have plenty of tools). If it is a nice day, why not bring a bit of lunch with you to enjoy in the garden. Our allotment is next to West Wight Nursery in Totland (behind St Saviours Primary School, next to the graveyard). If you need directions or a lift, please let Sally know.
We enjoyed a lovely walk this month with Lois and would love to plan some more walks for the spring/summer. If you have any requests for short walks in the West Wight please let us know.
Our new book club is being held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. This month we are reading ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ which we will be discussing at the next meeting. If you are interested in joining our monthly book club, please let Sally know.
Knit and Natter
This is held on the second Wednesday of every month starting at 7:30pm in Freshwater. Please Sally know if you would like to join this friendly group and Sally can provide the details.
We have asked local allotment holders if they would like to share any gluts of vegetables with us. We also plan to approach local farmers with the same idea.
Regular Time Bank Events
The next coffee morning will be on Thursday 29th March 2018 from 10:30-12pm at the WWSCC.
The Family Drop and Swap is held every Monday from 10am-12pm. This is every week except in school holidays. Community groups have started to request the parcels of clothing, please do continue to donate clothes if you have any. Also, please do let us know if you know of a family who would like a parcel.
The next adult Drop and Swap after the Easter holidays at Our Place will be on Tuesday 17th April 2018 from 10:30-12. We would appreciate your donations for this.
The next Time Bank Lunch will be on Friday 27th April 2018 from 12-2pm. This will be at ‘Off the Rails’. Please let Sally know if you would like a lift.
We would like to wish all of our members a very Happy Easter.
A reminder that the Fashion Show is on Friday 5th May from 7-9pm at Yarmouth Primary School. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine. Please contact the Time Bank if you would like a ticket.
We currently need the following:
1) People who would like to offer to make a Timebank tablecloth for us to use for our events.
2) People who would like to do some gardening.
3) People who would like help with all the office related work (day-to-day printing, filing, updating databases). This can be done either in your home or at the Timebank office.
4) We need good quality donated items which can be household or clothing for our Drop and Swap.
Please get in touch with Sally if you are able to help with any of these.