Almost Weekly News No. 49 – 25/10/2021
As many of you will be aware, our colleague and close friend, Fiona Calderwood, passed away peacefully on 7th October, surrounded by her loved ones.
Fee has been at the heart of Working Together since the beginning of 2018 – firstly as our Café Manager in Fish Street and more recently as our Activities Manager at Rockspring. Whenever Fee was about there was fun, laughter, care and compassion and she will be badly missed by everyone at Working Together.
Our thoughts, and deepest condolences are with Fee’s family, her loved ones and her friends at this very sad time.
Fee’s family have informed us that there will be a private service of remembrance on Saturday 30th October.
After the service, everyone is welcome to join with family and friends at 4pm at Westhope Green Burial Ground, near Craven Arms, SY7 9JP, for the internment. This will be followed by music, food and hot drinks and an opportunity for sharing stories of our love for Fee around the firepit.
Those wishing to attend are invited to bring one flower bulb to plant and a clear glass jar with a tealight to light after dark.
Dress code is evening outdoor wear, colourful or traditional, whatever you feel most comfortable in, and bring something to sit on around the firepit.
There will be a memory book available for you to write your favourite Fee story and place a photograph in for her children to treasure.
We also have a book of condolence at Rockspring for anyone that wants to share their thoughts and memories of Fee.
The Mayor Came to Tea
Recently, we were visited by the Mayor of Ludlow, Councillor Robin Pote, who joined us for a cream tea.
Members were thrilled to meet the Mayor and it was an opportunity for us to say thank you to the Town Council for their financial support towards the running of our Diversity Club.
Two furry friends paid a visit to Youth Club…
It was lovely to welcome two furry friends to Youth Club recently.
Dewi and Blaze were 8 weeks old and came to visit, they had a
naturally calming effect on everyone.
We loved fussing them and listening to their purrrr
We also played games and made salt art keyrings. Lots of fun and some classic songs chosen to be the soundtrack for the evening. (Yes Tom Jones, Pussycat did get played!).
It’s been a busy time for our bookshop volunteers since we reopened the doors on 6th September.
Everyone has been thrilled to see the shop open again and we’ve had a steady stream of customers enjoying the
wonderful range of books, CDs, DVDs, records and jigsaws on offer.
We’ve had some fantastic donations of high quality books, including from Howard – pictured above with Julian as they unloaded Howard’s van.
If you haven’t already visited the shop, it is in the Square in Craven Arms, just behind the sheep sculpture.
Carole comes to lunch…
Recently we welcomed Carol Price to lunch. Many of you will remember Carole and Becky, her daughter, from their time at the café in Fish Street.
Some Diary Dates:
12th November – Children in Need Day
23rd November – Working Together AGM
27th November – WT stall at Ludlow’s Medieval Bazaar
We’re happy to welcome people to our café, but by telephone appointment only at the moment please