Thanks to everyone who supported Mary Dennis by voting for her in the Plunkett Foundation’s People’s Choice Award, celebrating outstanding volunteers. Mary was one of just three finalists chosen from the nationwide competition. Mary, Avril and Pamela attended the presentation ceremony on 6 December at the St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street in London, hosted by the television journalist Helen Fospero. An amazing achievement, congratulations Mary. The winner was Ronald Thorne (Chittlehamholt Village Shop) and the other finalist was Mark Godfrey (Maybush Inn). There is now a certificate showing Mary’s achievement, proudly displayed in the shop. The full details are here. There are also two new videos produced by the Plunkett Foundation featuring Hampstead Norreys Community Shop. This one features Avril talking about how the shop was established and how it has evolved, and this one, telling the story of the “Walkie Talkies” social group, featuring Natalie.
Come and join us on Halloween night for the Best Pumpkin competition. Prize draw in the shop to win this wonderful, spooky cake – just one pound per ticket.
A date for the diary. Christmas gift ideas, food stalls and local suppliers in the Courtyard. Please come along.
The Halloween Witch has arrived – please come in and make a wish with her magic wand! Abracadabra …..
June 3rd, Summer Market – a beautiful day! And a great time had by all.
An important and exciting date to put in your diary!
To all our volunteers – thank you! This is the first of what we hope will be regular newsletters for our volunteer community, bringing you news and information about our lovely shop and café. This is your newsletter, so please give feedback and suggestions for future editions.
Shop and cafe Newsletter March 2017
We are currently looking at the volunteer rota with a view to trying to fill gaps on a more permanent basis – if you do not currently volunteer but could offer just a two and a half hour slot once a week, or once a fortnight, or even once a month. please do let us know. We rely on volunteers to keep our shop going but are currently struggling to find enough people.
Further developing our commitment to low food miles and local food we are asking local people if they would like to be involved in producing home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers to use or sell in the cafe or shop. Please ask for details in the shop or leave your details if you would like to be involved in this scheme in any way.