Lots to look forward to at Winthrop Gardens

by | 10 November 2023 | Community Event, Community facility, Rotherham

It’s been another busy month at Winthrop Gardens and there’s also lots to look forward to:

Pop Up Cafés and Craft Fairs

Winthrop invite you to join them at one of their Pop Up Cafés and Craft Fairs at Wickersley Community Centre, Bawtry Road, Wickersley S66 1JJ.

They take place on Wednesday 6th December and Wednesday 13th December between 9.30am and 12.00pm.

It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends, exchange Christmas cards and gifts and enjoy a cuppa and some festive baking!

There will also be a craft stall and homemade jams, marmalades and chutneys – perfect stocking fillers!

Wickersley Ladies Club generous donation

The Wickersley Ladies Club have always been great supporters of the Winthrop Memory Café and their support and generosity continues.

“The Wickersley Ladies Club gave us £500 back in 2016 which really helped us get the Memory Café down at Winthrop off the ground,” said Winthrop Organiser, Anna Chester.

“And on 4th October, Norma Ledbury, another volunteer at our Memory Café, and I were invited to attend their meeting to receive another donation. I have to say I was lost for words when we were given a cheque for £1,000, and those who know me will understand that that doesn’t happen very often! It’s a hugely generous donation reflecting a lot of hard fundraising work and we are enormously grateful.

“Our now twice monthly Memory Café is popular, really well attended, thriving and with a waiting list and meeting real need in our community. Recently we’ve also started a Carers Support group as anyone who has or is caring for someone living with dementia will know what a challenge it is. But with support, especially from those in a similar position, it can be just that bit more manageable. And it’s with the support of people and groups in the community – like the Wickersley Ladies – that we can do all this. Thank you all so very much.”

Anyone in the Wickersley area who would like more information about the Winthrop Memory Café should contact Anna Chester on 07397 039226 or winthropgardens1@gmail.com.

Festive Sugarpaste Modelling Workshops

There’s still a few spaces left on the Sugarpaste Workshops down at Winthrop on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 5th December, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 13th December, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 13th December, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

A great opportunity to learn a new skill, create your own festive cake decorations cake and have a bit of fun in convivial company! All materials and equipment are provided and you’ll get guidance and support from experienced tutor Maggie Peart. The cost is £15.00pp including a cuppa and a mince pie. If you’re interested call 07397 039226 to reserve your place(s).