Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – February 2015

Welcome
Little snowdrops have been poking their heads above ground lately, nights are getting lighter and however cold it is spring isn’t far away now.This month find out what our AM does with his time, come along and support a local charity at Trellech Teas, find out about new Tai Chi classes, how much we’ve raised at Trellech Teas and advertising here and in the Hedgerow magazine.  There’s also an opportunity to get yourself a warm glow ready for the weekend.So, grab yourself a mug of something warming and read on……

Sarah
PS – and the title of this newsletter? It just occured to me that we’re about love (support), learning (Tai Chi, what our AM does) and lolly (fundraising) this month.

Trellech Teas news
Fundraising
I said last month that I was in the process of finalising our last quarter and last year’s takings.  I am pleased to say that we raised £1,402 last quarter and £4,756 last year.  This is a fantastic contribution to the Village Hall and the BIG Weekend.However, Trellech Teas is more than a fundraising activity – it has become a weekly ‘must visit’ place for many people in the area and a special treat for many more who pop in when they can.  Once again, thanks to all of you who make it such a success.Whilst we’re talking about fundraising, look out for our first ‘Take-Over’ Teas on February 20th.  This is where a local fundraising group takes over the running of the Teas to raise money for their cause.  It’s our way of helping out local causes and a sneaky way to promote the Teas (a ‘win-win’ situation).  This month it’s the turn of Oscar’s Adventures – more of that below.

Take-Over Teas
Friday February 20th
2:00pm to 4:30pm 
Oscar Meyrick was born early with a complex heart condition and unable to swallow.  Despite the best efforts of the medical profession he sadly died in his parent’s arms at just over five months old, never having gone home.Oscar’s Adventures was originally set up to let everyone know his progress and now it is run by his parents to raise money for local heart related charities in his memory.Please come along to support this event.  All money raised, over and above expenses, will go straight to this good cause.

For more information about Oscar see here.

Just what does our AM do?
Saturday February 21st
10:00am for 10:30am start
Have you ever wondered what Nick Ramsay does as our AM?  What are his responsibilities?  What influence does he have over issues such as Welsh devolution?  Well, here’s your chance to find out.’A Day in the Life’ is a non-party policitical talk by Nick Ramsay and is open for everyone to attend.To find out more, and to book tickets visit this website or pop along to Trellech Teas where tickets are on sale.

All profits go to local charities/organisations.

Tai Chi
New class
Following the popular Tai Chi class last year, Steve Whiddett is starting a class after Easter to teach the Chinese 24.  This is a fantastic form of Tai Chi that helps balance, core strength and general well-being.If you’re interested in attending these classes, please contact Steve Whiddett on 01600 860967 or on stevewhiddett@talk21.com.

Hedgerow magazine
This little magazine is a local community non-profit magazine hand delivered to around 2,500 rural homes from Monmouth to Devauden. It’s about family life, fashion, food, beauty, homes, travel, and all things good, for those living in the local area. Created by the parents of Busy Bodies in order to raise funds for the Playgroup – The Hedgerow magazine is a refreshing new product through which to promote your business.If you’re interested in advertising in the next issue of Hedgerow or would like to know more about the magazine, please contact Melvin Green t: 01600 800500 or e: ads@thehedgerow.org.uk or clickhere for the media pack.

Trellech Teas
Coming soon…..
As you know we occasionally have local providers of goods and services come along to showcase their wares.  Here’s what’s coming up this month.
Friday March 13th – Petals of the Valley
Many of you will remember Denise and her mother Joyce from December’s Teas.  We’re happy to welcome them back next month.  Denise will be bringing her beautiful rosewater products, all made at her farm in Monmouthshire.  All the rosewater is made using organic methods, distilled in spring water in a traditional copper still and bottled in precious Miron violet glass bottles.  You can use rosewater in cooking and for soothing wounds, as well as for more traditional scent.  Find out more on Denise’s website here.If you know anyone who’d like a stall please ask them to contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or sarahwhiddett@hotmail.co.uk.

Trellech Teas
Help needed
Could you spare a Friday afternoon every now and then?  Can you bake a cake for us once in a while?  As you know, Trellech Teas relies on willing volunteers and we’d like to grow our team.  You don’t have to make a regular commitment – just do what you can when you can.If you’d like to join our merry band of helpers, not only will you be joining a great team, make friends and have fun, you’ll also be able to start your weekend with a warm glow in your heart – and that’s a promise!If you’re interested or would  like to find out more, please contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or sarahwhiddett@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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