Various groups have been fundraising throughout the year to help us continue with our voluntary work. St Thomas Moore School invited some visitors and volluntees to have afternoon tea. The pupils were serving and chatting.
Narrowboat trips for lunchbox groups. Calf Health to Coven. Some rain but a good day had by all. Fish & chips on the boat at Coven.
Various trips have been organised throughout the year. Some places visited includes Boundary Hills and Trentham Gardens,
October we had the toilet refurnished after help from local businesses. We were closed for three weeks.
A joint Christmas lunch was held for Tuesday and Wednesday Lunchbox with entertainment provided.
Local supermarkets, various other local groups, i.e. Community Choir, Slimming Club have all helped us continue with our voluntary work, by either donations of food, money donations & fundraising.
The centre has been having an exciting time. Two of our volunteers received Star Awards from Support Staffordshire for their dedication and volunteering work. Our regular Lunchbox members enjoyed a Christmas meal full of all the trimmings. After lunch they were entertained by Ken and friends, making us all smile and lots of laughter. The office staff and coffee shop clients and volunteers enjoyed an evening at Harrison’s, including a buffet and entertainment.
Steering the the narrow boat
Rainbow Club enjoyed a Christmas afternoon tea with a visit from Santa. Rainbow club enjoyed both the Summer show & the Christmas shows at Catherine Care, where they watched their friends from Rainbow who attend Catherine Care take part in the show. In September Rainbow club also enjoyed a narrow boat trip, with a fish & Chip lunch on the Walsall Enterprise Narrow boat ‘H Trueman’s.
Enjoying afternoon tea at Catherine Care
It was a great day for all members and Volunteers and everyone had a go at steering the boat. It was that good, we are going back again this year.