When I decided to start a weekly prescription service from Sawston medical practice in 2015, I had no idea of the impact on, and need for, community participation. We decided to ‘piggyback’ on the time Nick, our travelling postmaster is open for business at the United Reformed Church in the hope of complimenting each other.
In that time, we’ve collected over £2,400 for many local charities with our voluntary contributions for refreshments. The charities to have benefited so far are: Children in Need, East Anglian Hospice, Marie Curie, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Arthur Rank Hospice, ACT, Encephalitis Society, Duxford appeal, Macmillan, Alzheimer’s research, Aid for Syria and the Duxford community centre.
A surprise added bonus is our merry band of men who also join our ladies for coffee although they draw the line at knitting with us!
Our knitters circle started when it was suggested we make something useful instead of idly chatting and sipping coffee. So far many blankets, twiddlemuffs, clothes for children in Syria and premature baby clothes for the Rosie have been made.
Naturally, those not conversant with a knitting needle are more than welcome – as long as you enjoy good company and a laugh, you’ll be warmly received.
- The prescription service is for any resident in Duxford to use as long as you’re exempt from payment or have signed up for a pre payment card;
- Sadly I’m unable to take payment at the URC;
- …and of course you need to collect from me on a Wednesday between 9.30 and 12 noon;
- Unclaimed medication will be returned to the health centre.
Our coffee morning is open to anyone so please pay us a visit sometime, you’ll get more than just a smile.