Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM last month, what a super turnout! During this meeting a new management committee was elected. We would like to welcome:
Chair Terri Harris
Treasurer Paul Brown
Secretary Claire Young
Communications Officer Mel Wakely
Becca Connock, Beth Hickman, Violet Koska, Nicky Higgins and Steve Burns
Many thanks to Melissa Bryant, Roz Collier and Julie Thompson who have all volunteered their expertise.
We are delighted to have been awarded PQASSO Level 1 from the Charities Evaluation Service. PQASSO is a national award and stands for Practical Quality Assurance Scheme for Small Organisations. Many thanks to Waltham Forest Voluntary Action for all their support.
Please support our fundraising raffle, tickets go on sale next week. We have some fabulous prizes!
We are running three parties this year, all as fundraisers for the Toy Library. Tickets go on sale on Monday 2nd December.
Monday 16th December 3–5pm
Friday 20th December 3–5pm
Fancy dress competition, Christmas crafts, games and dancing, party food, and refreshments for grown-ups.
Under 18 months
Tuesday 17th December 1.30–3.30pm
Fancy dress competition, Christmas crafts, refreshments for grown-ups, and a festive sing-a-long!
Tickets in advance from reception:
Members: £6 per child, £10 per family
Non-members: £8 per child, £12 per family
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run our play sessions on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and afternoons and Thursday mornings. We ask volunteers to commit 3 hours a week and training will be given. Please see Helen (E17toylibrarymanager@gmail.com) our Centre Manager for more information and an application form.
Do you shop online? If the answer is yes, then please visit Easy Fundraising www.easyfundraising.org and register your details; support Walthamstow Toy Library and Play Centre; shop with over 2,700 retailers and help us raise money. It’s really easy! We have just received a cheque from Easy Fundraising for £16 – whoohoo we hear you cry! With Christmas coming up, we would love to double this.
We would like to refresh our heuristic play sessions and treasure baskets. We need old keys, mirrors, metal chains (the sort the police hand out to strap your purse into your bag!), wooden and metal utensils. Please drop these off at the Toy Library.
Our lovely yoga teachers are now taking bookings for their January classes.
Contact Sam Syer on 07783 658 883 for the Integrated mother and baby yoga class, held on Mondays 1-2pm.
Contact Sam Wood on 07733 330171 for ante-natal yoga, held on Monday evenings from 7-8.15pm.
You can find more information about the classes on our website.
If you enjoy using Wingfield Park and would like to have a say in its future, you are invited to join the Friends Committee. We meet a few times a year, organise small but fun events, and generally help improve and maintain the park. The Friends of Wingfield Park has been instrumental in the park's refurbishment, its lovely dragon and the beautiful mural, and we need new members to keep the good work going. For more information contact the chair, Sarah Herbert, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!