Thursday, 16 April 2020

Keeping in touch - edition 2

Hi All

As the UK heads into a fourth week of lockdown we hope you are all still doing well, getting out as much as possible and enjoying the sunshine.  Please act sensibly when out for whatever your favourite form of exercise is.  Easter has been and gone and with it much chocolate we hope.  The group should be at Lyme this Sunday doing drystone walling.  Somehow the gods seem to be conspiring to make us wait even longer for this task as last year's storms in August put a stop to it then!

For a bit of fun and to make you feel like you have a good view to look at whilst you sit at home, here's a #ThrowbackThursday for you.  Looking through the blog from 2008 onwards we couldn't actually find a Sunday 16th April we had worked before, the nearest we could get was 2016 when we were away for Spring in Snowdonia 15th - 17th April when our task was taking up rhody saplings.  This particular weekend was when we also realised that it takes only 11 people to make MNTV great!  Here is the blog entry for this weekend:




Just to let you know as long as Boris says it's okay we will be returning to Snowdonia for our annual Christmas weekend which this year is: Christmas in Cymru 4th - 6th December.

We also thought you'd like to know of a couple of things happening at the moment within the group.  Firstly, we wanted to show our respect and thanks to the NHS and Carers who are looking after the sick and vulnerable.  We can't all raise £14 million like 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore, but on having a clearout committee member Sue found some spare PPE which included some safety glasses which got her thinking ... MNTV isn't using its safety glasses at the moment and surely they could get some use as PPE so she took them round to Quality Care of Cheadle whose staff go into people's homes to care for them.  Owner Bridie was delighted to have the extra PPE, particularly the glasses because only nine of her 24 staff had glasses.  With our added extras there are plenty to go round.  She asked us to pass on this message:

I am so grateful that all my staff have eye protection.  Thanks to you all we will be in your debt!

I'm sure you will agree with us that it's the little thoughts that help. 

Secondly, the AGM is nearly upon us and no you won't need to leave your house for it!  The AGM is coming to you.  Daniel will be in touch in a week or so with all the paper work.  If you have any questions that you think the group should discuss then please let us know, or if you have any questions yourself before or after the AGM then you know where we are, and please don't forget to fill in any paperwork and to pay your subs as they are due too.

Don't forgget, if you have any suggestions of what we could do for socials or where we can go then email your suggestions to info@mntv.org.uk.  Last time we wrote we sent you a quiz.  Unfortunately the answers never arrived so we are sending you another quiz (we think it's a little easier than the last one) with answers.  You can do this on your own, with your family or friends, over Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp or whatever social media channel you use.  Do let us know how you get on!

We also wanted you to still feel part of the group in these strange times, so have put together a WhatsApp group for all of us to keep in touch.  If you would like to be part of this then please send us your mobile number so we can add you to the group.

Until next time

Keep well

Your MNTV Committee

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