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…
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.
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.