Since the last news update we have:
a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :
6 volunteers met at Banks Square on Wednesday 6th October. We covered the town centre and collected at least 8 bags.
4 volunteers were out on Saturday 9th October. 3 met at Lacey Green Park and covered the surrounding area. The 4th covered Knutsford Road, Alderley Road, the town centre, Manchester Road and Styal Road. 7 bags were collected altogether.
As always, we were pleased to welcome some new faces
b) Continued with our solo picks.
c) Welcomed a volunteer (Alistair) who was given time off as under his employer’s (Pets At Home) scheme.
d) Held a committee meeting. The main focus was the structure around sponsorship by local companies. Wilmslow Town Council has been our major sponsor recently with a significant grant. We agreed on a standard approach to co-sponsorship from other local companies whereby they will donate £50 and be given a window sticker and a mention on our webpage :
We have already signed up Castletons Accountants to this scheme.
Hickory’s Smokehouse are also being considered a co-sponsor because they are providing us with a room for meetings, refreshments etc. They are very keen to help us as much as they can.
e) Responded to a business called “Warner House” who are exploring the possibility of “Employee volunteer days”
Hope to see you at our November picks – new volunteers welcome.