14th August 2014 Since its opening on 1st July 2010, Collyweston Community Shop has grown considerably and, with the support of the village, has managed to fulfil its remit of ‘giving back’ its profits to the village. The shop has now given just over £2,000 back to village causes, including St Andrew’s Church, Collyweston Playing Field Association (CPFA), Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS), Collyweston Players and Collyweston Village Hall. The shop was also able to replace the dilapidated bench on the Main Road which many ‘old Collywestonians’ used as a meeting point during childhood.
The shop team hope to continue with these donations and, to show appreciation for the support the shop has enjoyed, would like to do something a little more personal for those more senior members of our community, who perhaps do not wish to use the swings and slides on the playing field!
So, Collyweston’s “senior citizens” are invited to a FREE afternoon tea at the Collyweston Slater. Helen and Kelvin have joined forces with the shop team, and you’re invited to join them between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday 17th September for light refreshments of tea, sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes.
To make sure there’s plenty to go round, it’s important to know how many are likely to attend, so if you fancy going, please can you do one of the following by 10th September:
- Return the slip that was delivered to your door, to the Collyweston Slater or to the Community Shop, saying whether you will/will not be attending;
- Send an email confirming your wish to attend or otherwise;
- Ring the Shop on 440830 and leave a message with your name and telephone number, saying whether you wish to attend and how many in your party.
There will be helpers available on the day, so we can provide transport. Also, if you’d like to bring a helper, just let us know so we can make sure there is enough cake!
Hopefully over the next few months we will be able to extend a similar invitation to the younger members of our community too.