UK TimeBanking turns 20! 8 September 2018 - 20 years of TimeBanking in the UK Edgar S Cahn, himself It all started in the USA with Edgar S Cahn, the creator of Timebanking, who is a distinguished legal professor, former counsel and speech writer to Robert F Kennedy. There are now Timebanks in 22 countries throughout the world. Martin Simon founded the first […]
August 2018 3 September 2018 - This month started with the Town Council Dragon Boat Day, which was on the same day that we would have had our usual Coffee morning. Consequently, we sadly had to postpone our event to be part of the Town Council’s day. It must have been one of the hottest days of the year, as everyone […]
July 2018 23 August 2018 - This month, everyone enjoyed Strawberries and cream as well as our usual cake and cuppa coffee morning. We organised an event for Volunteer Week on the Market Square. Other charities that joined us were The Parkinsons Society, Alzheimer’s Society, Scope, the Girl Guides and the Bereavement Society. Once again, we had over 100 plants to […]
June 2018 8 July 2018 - June was our Garden Bonanza coffee morning, and it was a bonanza of plants. Our member, Terry, had, over the year, grown 230 perennial plants for us to sell at our Coffee morning and other upcoming events. Over 130 sizeable plants were sold, making this a very popular day. We saved 100 plants for Volunteer […]
May 2018 3 June 2018 - In May, we hold our annual event for 50 people that are isolated and rarely go out – young or old. As in past years, we provided refreshments, this year provided by Maisie J’s Catering (one of our members). We also provide entertainment – this year, we had the Merrymakers, always extremely popular, and members […]
April 2018 21 May 2018 - The theme of our Coffee morning this month was one of our most popular – Pamper Day. Sessions of Indian head massage, Crystal Therapy and Reiki. One of our members, Jason, has offered to make a film about the St Neots TimeBank – this will take some time but we look forward to it being […]
March 2018 12 April 2018 - This month, we celebrated six years of TimeBanking in the PE19 area. We had a low-key get-together with regular members and shared slices of a birthday cake which was made by the local Switch Now students. Our New Friends group is very unpredictable. Some months it only has a couple of people attending, then another […]
February 2018 14 March 2018 - This month is a quiet month in many trades but not for the TimeBank. Our Coffee morning, this month was a bring and buy, which was enjoyed by many. Exchanges added up to 218 hours in just this month. This included tasks such as Carpet laying, Companionship. D.I.Y, gardening, giving a lift, Housework, IT skills, […]
January 2018 21 February 2018 - The New Year started with reaching a total of 200 members making a massive bank of skills to help others. Our first coffee morning was a successful Craft Fair. Throughout January our members offered Companionship, Debit advice, housework, IT skills, Painting, being a phone friend, Delivering, sewing and helping with TimeBank events and meetings totalling […]
November and December 2017 14 January 2018 - Our Hotdog coffee morning in November was a great success, as were the Mulled Wine and Minced Pies in December. Our Christmas Lunch for our members also went down well. The Cambridge Corn Exchange joined the Spice Credits programme, enabling members to earn discounts on concert tickets at the venue. Although there will be no […]