The Old Library and Museum: re-opening soon!

by | 8 October 2021 | Local Charity, Retford

The Old Library and Museum has been closed for refurbishment for over a year and what a year it has been! The finish line is in sight, and they look forward to welcoming you back into the newly renovated Aurora Centre soon.
What can you expect?
Valerie’s Tea Room has a bright new home overlooking the park. The Heritage Hub under the restored central dome will reveal Worksop’s history and hopefully will make you will feel right at home there. The charity’s new Therapy Services area is light, welcoming, and calm.
There will be areas of the building still left to refurbish when they return, but they hope when new funding allows these areas will be sorted.
Join them!
Are you looking for ways to support Aurora? Would like to be part of the Aurora Wellbeing family? Why not volunteer? Volunteers are at the heart of what they do, and they would not be able to deliver their services without them. They have a range of fulfilling volunteer roles, new and old, and are recruiting now!
Spotlight on…. Aurora Cancer Buddy volunteer role
Would you like to become an Aurora Cancer Buddy volunteer? Would you like to experience the rewarding benefits of contributing to the wellbeing and recovery of people in Bassetlaw who have been touched by cancer?
•Have you have been affected by a cancer diagnosis or cared for someone with cancer and would like to offer your time and life’s experiences to help others?
•Are you a calm and empathetic listener, resilient, and non-judgemental?
•Are you passionate about your community and would like to get involved?
If so, the recruiting has started now for Cancer Buddy volunteers, and they’d love to hear from you!
What you can gain from offering your support
•Just knowing that you are making a meaningful contribution to a person’s recovery.
•Comprehensive training and development.
•Being part of a friendly supportive team with regular therapeutic supervisions to help support you.
•New skills and a very rewarding experience.
Cancer Buddy volunteers are in a perfect position to offer a friendly listening ear and have a chance to provide 1:1 support to those in need. You may also help to support carers and family members over the age of 18. Sessions can be up to one hour a week or fortnightly via telephone or online and with flexibility to suit you.
Aurora Cancer Buddy volunteers are from all walks of life and professions. They utilise their unique life skills to connect with others and are highly valued and specialist members of the team.
To find out more about the Aurora Cancer Buddy role and all their volunteer opportunities:
•Call 01909 470985 or email (call 07951 171730 or email for information about the Cancer Buddy role)
•Follow the charity on Twitter (@AuroraCentre), Facebook (Aurora Wellbeing Centre Bassetlaw) and Instagram (@aurorawellbeingcentre)
Support an upcoming event
Enjoy Katherine of Aragon’s amazing story told in dramatic fashion by Lesley Smith. The fundraiser is on Friday 22nd October at 7.00pm at Worksop Priory.
The Fashion Show is back. Join Aurora on Tuesday 16th November at 7.00pm at North Notts Arena Worksop for a night of fashion and fun.
To book your tickets please contact Dawn on 07817 681778 or