Well Now Cafe cooks up healthy meals for the community

Did you know that we now have a community cafe up and running here at the Centre?

Well Now facilitator Michelle runs the Well Now Cafe, which started on 26th September. Michelle plans and creates delicious healthy meals, served monthly on Tuesdays between 12-2pm.

We want to help grow a vibrant space where local women can meet, chat and enjoy home-cooked food in a friendly and creative atmosphere. The next Well Now Cafe dates are 24 October, 28 November and 19 December.

And you don’t have to book in advance, simply drop-in. Donations are welcome and will give the cafe potential to grow and increase available food options. Michelle will try wherever possible to provide a vegan meal.

The community cafe also brings the opportunity to chat about well-being based on Well Now principles. Therefore, if you would like to learn more about your relationship with food and well-being, come along to Well Now Cafe.

Finally, food is free but donations are welcome for ongoing costs. Please note food is available on a first come first served basis.

A personal insight into volunteering at Nottingham Women’s Centre

Sue is one of our dedicated volunteers here at Nottingham Women’s Centre.

She has volunteered here for 14 years providing invaluable support to our training and support team. Not only that, Sue is also known for hosting staff parties, being a great event organiser and making extraordinary good cakes!

How did you first get involved with the centre?

I started here as a tutor teaching ICT to women, from absolute beginners to those wanting to improve existing skills to help them on the road to employment. After a year or two, I became a member of the Centre’s Board of Trustees, which was when I started volunteering so that I would have a better insight into what goes on here.  My first years were spent doing a couple of days a week on Reception so I certainly got to see all aspects of the Centre’s work!

What is your main role when you are volunteering?

I guess my main role is recording data regarding the many courses we run here at the Centre, but my work is pretty varied. I support Karen, our Operations Manager with routine administrative tasks and I’m always available to help out anyone else on the team who needs a hand.

What qualities make a good volunteer?

A willingness to learn and work as part of a team. A sense of humour is always an advantage too. We laugh a lot here!

What do you enjoy most about volunteering here?

I love (and appreciate) being part of this wonderful, ever-evolving organisation and working with such a brilliant group of inspirational and hard working women.