March at Rotherfield St Martin
We are pleased to report another great month at RSM.
As our membership increases we held an afternoon tea for new members on the 6th March. Our Befrienders were on hand to welcome everyone, and it was good to meet all these new friends. We also held a coffee morning in aid of Comic Relief on Red Nose Day, March 15th, with a raffle, jokes and a big box of red noses. The centre was buzzing with laughter and conversation and the event was loads of fun.
The number of requests for volunteer drives has jumped over the last couple of months and, with a couple of snow days, we were hard pushed as hospitals changed appointments at short notice. Huge thanks goes to all our fantastic volunteer drivers, who give their time and cars to help our members get to their appointments. We are always looking for more volunteer drivers, so if you could help with an occasional drive – even once a month, then that would be tremendously helpful.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Samantha Dahman as manager for our Charity Shop which will be opening in April. Samantha comes with a wealth of retail experience and charity shop work and is already busy planning to make RSM Charity Shop a real community place within the village. Watch out for posters in the village about the opening. We will be needing volunteers to help Samantha so if you are interested and feel able to give a couple of hours a month, please call the office on 01892 853021. We are also looking for a couple of mannequins and a tall bookcase!
The April Diary is full of fun and games! You will find it here in the magazine. Please note Jo’s Investiture on April 29th. An invitation is extended to RSM members but places are limited. Please see notice.
Just a future note for your diaries, the Rotherfield Summer Fayre will be on Saturday 20th July this year. We have pitches available for local organisations, groups and individuals, and anyone interested in having a stall or attraction at the fayre is welcome to contact me at the RSM Centre. There are full details on our new Summer Fayre website at www.rotherfayre.org.uk, or contact the RSM Centre on our normal number 01892 853021.
Andy Lakin-Hall, Assistant Charity Manager.