Sawston time bank started in January 2019, with the aim of enabling local people to come together and help each other by exchanging knowledge, services and skills.
After having major bowel surgery, I realised that I had limited capacity to undertake every day normal tasks and my mobility was limited. I approached Action for Children service for support in relation to benefits advice, and whilst there I noticed a poster advertising the More Nosh for Dosh group. As cooking was a passion of mine and the venue was close to my home, I was able to attend.
I have been attending the More Nosh 4 Dosh sessions for 8 months. I was approached by Amanda in October about Volunteering through Timebanking. I have since been supporting families at the group to make meals on a budget, and I was approached to do a small buffet for senior management within Action for Children on the 8th January. I have now banked enough hours on Timebank to look for help with decorating at home. Amanda had spoken to me and suggested that I use my credits by advertising on the Action or Children notice board for a decorator. A match was found the following week and I have now secured a date for other Timebank members to complete the work for me.
I am pleased with the service that I have been given through Timebank and I now have the confidence to approach other community members about what they could gain from Volunteering opportunities.
“We were absolutely delighted to hear the news that we have been awarded the TBUK Quality Mark. This approval from TBUK confirms that we continue to operate affectively and positively within the spirit and ethos of the timebanking movement. It reflects the hard work and commitment of St Neots Time Bank members.”
“We’re proud to display the TBUK Quality Mark on all our publicity materials.”
“We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded the Timebanking UK Quality Mark which recognises the excellent work happening throughout Derbyshire. This award demonstrates the hard work and commitment that the Time Swap team has put into the scheme.”
“Chesterfield Time Bank are thrilled to receive the Timebanking UK Quality Mark! We’re proud of the high standards of operation which have been at the core of our time bank throughout its 18 years of operation and to have this point endorsed through the Quality Mark is just wonderful.”
“Everyone at Leith Timebank is delighted to be awarded the Timebanking UK Quality Mark. We would like to say a massive thank you to our host organisation Pilmeny Development Project, Leith Timebank Advisory Group and our partner organisation. But the biggest ‘thank you’ has to go to our members and local community!”