E-MILL NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018

E-MILL NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018
RUNNING ON SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEER POWER

 

 

Hello!

Please accept our apologies for the late delivery of this month’s E-Mill Newsletter, we have had a very busy and exciting Royal January!!

A ROYAL VISIT

Thank you Thank you Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, members and local community for helping The Old Saw Mill with preparations for the Royal visit on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall received a welcome fit for a future king when they visited. On arrival, Prince Charles was given a glass of The Old Saw Mill’s apple juice, which he described as “very nice”.

During their visit, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met the staff, volunteers, the people who donated goods and services to build the community cafe, some of the craft and arts groups, which regularly use The Old Saw Mill, the team who make the apple juice, the Christmas dinner team and the Meals on Wheels organisers.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall received a parting gift of a hamper of hand-made goodies.

Here are some of the pictures taken from this memorable day…
royal visit

 

Thank you to Linsey Perry, Head of Creative, Flowcrete Group Ltd for taking the pictures.

 

To view more pictures of this special day, come down to The Old Saw Mill and take a look at our slide show in the cafe.

NEW STARTER

As advertised in last month’s E-Mill Newsletter, we had a job opportunity for an Administrative and Communications Coordinator to join The Old Saw Mill family. We are pleased to announce that we have found a successful candidate who has accepted the job!
PLEASE WELCOME…
Michelle Stevens

 

Michelle has joined the team to look after The Old Saw Mill’s marketing and day to day communications including our E-Mill Newsletter, Facebook page and Website (when created!).

FIVE FACTS ABOUT MICHELLE
Has a wonderful partner called Paul!
Has two daughters, Izzy age 10 and Tilly age 5!
Lives in Congleton!
Loves running!
Is a member and regularly competes for local running club, Congleton Harriers!

Should you wish to contact Michelle about any aspects to the day to day running of The Old Saw Mill, please call her on 01260 277658 or mstevensosm@outlook.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY

We are currently looking for a confident, reliable part time assistant cook who has a passion for being in the kitchen, to join Alex and her team.

This position may suit someone who wants to work occasional hours or someone wants further hours working in the day to day café operation.

The hours available are 9am till 3pm, up to 3 days a week.

If this is for you and you would like to be part of a worthwhile organisation supporting the community, then please contact Alex, Cafe Manager between the hours of 9am and 11am on 01260 277658.

 

ARTISAN SHOP IS OPEN!

Cafe Manager, Alex and the team have been busy with regular volunteers John and Martin in installing the new Artisan shop this week. The shelves are stocked up with a variety of home-made jams, marmalades and chutney, freshly bottled apple juice and cider, cakes and scones, all produced at The Old Saw Mill and locally sourced brewed bottled beers.

We also have hand-made cards by our talented Head Baker, Yvonne. Hand-made bag charms and hand-knitted lap blankets by multi skilled Cafe Manager, Alex. Hand-made enamel Apple key rings by Vanessa and Lynda. Hand-knitted Twiddle Muff’s donated by Phyllis, which are ideal for people living with Dementia. Stunning mounted photographs of breathtaking views and wildlife by local photographer, Jules Hill.

 

If you have an Artisan skill and make something practical and would like to donate your hand-made items to The Old Saw Mill, please pop in and have a chat with Alex, Cafe Manager. We welcome all talents. All proceeds made are reinvested back into The Old Saw Mill so that we can continue providing clubs and events for the local community.
VOLUNTEERING

We need more volunteers to help in our cafe so if you have some free time and want to be part of something worthwhile and can spare a couple of hours, one day a week to do some washing up or waiting on, we’d be very grateful for your help.

Did you know we have a piano in our Cafe?

We are looking for pianists to volunteer their time to come and play a few tunes for our staff, volunteers and customers to enjoy!

 

For further details on volunteering opportunities in the Cafe, please pop in and see Alex, Cafe Manager.
You would love to volunteer but you can’t because you work…
Check with your employer, some companies offer a volunteering day for its employees!
In return for volunteering, you will receive free membership which entitles you to 10% discount on meals in the cafe and room hire, excellent company, and a delicious FREE meal on the day you volunteer! It’s hard to say no really!

Our Meals on Wheels service is progressing nicely! Peter Aston and Jo West are busy delivering excellent food to our local community. We are looking for additional volunteers to deliver our food between 12pm and 2pm to local people at their homes who may be unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. Please contact Peter Aston on 07971805372 for further details.
ORAL HISTORY

Do you remember Ted Pointon’s Timber Yard?
We would love to talk to people who have personal knowledge, pictures and/or experiences of this time.
Please contact Peter Aston on 07971805372.

 

 

OFFER OF THE MONTH
Members offer for the month of February is……..

TEA OR COFFEE OR GLASS OF FRESHLY BOTTLED APPLE JUICE
AND A
SCONE WITH JAM AND CREAM

FOR JUST £1

As well as the usual 10% member discount on meals in the cafe and room hire

Have you joined yet?

You can join by popping into The Old Saw Mill for an application form or click on the link below
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
complete and send to mstevensosm@outlook.com

 

 

 

PILATES

Fancy strengthening your inner core and improving your posture, muscle elasticity and joint mobility?
Every Monday
The Lord Derby Room!

5pm till 9pm
For more details contact
Alison Farrall on 07775 938 532

KNIT AND KNATTER

Come and join the group and enjoy a good knit whilst you natter!
Every Tuesday on the sofas in the Cafe!
2pm till 4pm

Do you have any spare balls of wool, knitting needles, crochet hooks for our knit and natter group to use?
Please bring your spares to The Old Saw Mill and Alex, Cafe Manager will gladly take them off your hands!

LIFE ART SESSIONS

Professional and amateur artists welcome
Male and female models available
Saturday 10th and 24th February
11am till 1pm
The Lord Derby Room!
£8 per person, per session

For further information contact Angie on 07789687428
or congleton.life.art@gmail.com
CONGLETON WOMEN’S FORUM

Meet to socialise, discuss issues affecting women locally, nationally and internationally and identify ways to meet the needs of local women
Children welcome
Every Wednesday in the Cafe
10am till 12pm

For further information contact Sue Munro on 07534 510841

DARSHAN WITH DHYAN

Come and gather together in Truth, Laughter, Meditation and Love for a beautiful gentle gathering and a sublime way to spend your morning
Saturday 17th February
10.30am till 12pm
The Lord Derby Room!

For further information contact Dhyan on 07807044908

MUM’S BUMPS AND BABIES

A place to meet your friends and/or an opportunity to meet new friends and share your prenatal, antenatal and parenting experiences whilst enjoying Tea and Cakes
Every Friday from 1.30pm in the Cafe!

CRAFTING

Do you love crafting and also getting together with friends and meeting new people?
Why not combine the activities and join us!
Every Thursday
The Lord Derby Room!
7pm till 9pm
£2 per person

MATHS REFRESHER

 
Rekindle your interest in the subject and keep your mind active
Every Thursday
The Scarlett Pearmain Room!
4pm till 5pm

CARERS AND LOVED ONES

Afternoon Tea and Activities for carers and their loved ones
Wednesday 21st February
The Lord Derby Room!
2pm till 4pm
£3

MONTHLY GIFT

Monthly Gift is an initiative started by Congleton Women’s Forum to support other women in Congleton.
The unfair taxation on women’s products and the economic struggles women in our community face today, means women are having to choose between feeding their children or buying proper women’s health products.
Congleton Women’s Forum believe that no woman should have to choose between feeding her children and her own health. We are supplying women’s hygiene products free of charge to all women in Congleton.
For further information contact Sue Munro on 07534 510841

 

 

            

ST PATRICK’S NIGHT
Come along to this fabulous evening of Traditional Irish food, drink, music, fun and laughter!
Friday 16th March 2018
Arrive at 6.30pm
Dinner at 7pm
£10 per head

Bookings are available from Thursday 15th February 2018
***PLEASE NOTE***
OUR EVENTS ARE VERY POPULAR
OUR LAST ‘AROUND THE WORLD’ EVENT SOLD OUT IN THREE DAYS 

To secure a place and to avoid disappointment, please contact Alex, Cafe Manager

 

Thank you for all your continued support.
Love The Old Saw Mill family! xxx

Contact us:
Cafe Manager 
Alex Bannister 01260 277658
General Enquires 
Peter Aston 07971805372 co-op@theoldsawmill.org
Room Hire, Marketing, Membership, Facebook and E-Mill
Michelle Stevens 01260 277658 http://mstevensosm@outlook.com
Apples and Marketing 
Dewi Jones 07554990403 jonesdewi@hotmail.co.uk
Apples, Buildings and Maintenance 
Peter Ranson 07717003847 peterjranson@btinternet.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OldSawMill/
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