The Coeliac UK Plymouth Group are holding their AGM at the Elm Community Centre on Saturday March 15th from 1pm. The Elm Centre is situated next to ASDA in Estover, Plymouth. Following the formalities of the AGM (apologies in advance to anyone who has to listen to me speak!) there will be a gluten free food fair with eight fantastic local gluten free suppliers/producers in attendance, as well as a couple of craft stalls. This will be another great opportunity to meet and talk to these great businesses as well as stocking up on some fantastic food. There will also be tea and coffee served, free samples and of course a raffle with some great prizes.
Non-members are more than welcome to come to the event and I hope to see lots of Gluten Free by the See readers there. For full information, please see the details that have been sent out to Coeliac UK Plymouth Group members below.
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Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea
The Coeliac UK Plymouth Voluntary Support Group invite you to join us at the ELM Centre, ASDA Plymouth, for a short meeting in which we can update you on progress and complete the formalities of the Annual General Meeting. For new members we will be available to give help with such things as prescriptions and best places to purchase gluten free products. Committee member Suzanne Stephenson will be available to give advice to parents of coeliac children.
After the short meeting a Gluten Free Food Fair will be held. This will be a great opportunity to stock up on gluten free products from some of the finest local suppliers. Present will be Traditional Puddings, Clare’s Gluten Free Catering and Love Free From who sold at our previous Elm Centre meeting in November. They will be joined by Let Them Eat Cake, St Maurice Bakery, Soupy Do, Alison Carter from Tavistock Country Market and Cupcake Universe. We are organising a raffle with some excellent prizes such as some gluten free beer from CELIA Lager, a prize from JDs Grill and many more. There will also be a range of free samples available.
In the Elm Centre we will again have use of the excellent kitchen facilities, were teas, coffees, biscuits and cakes will be available. For all the bakers out there, we welcome you to bake and share with other members. There will be a £1 voluntary entrance fee to the meeting and members are also encouraged to bring unwanted prescription items for new members.
We are looking forward to seeing you on the 15th March 2014. Doors will open at 1pm with the meeting starting at 1:30pm. The food fair will then run until 4pm. We sincerely hope you can attend, and trust you will have a great time.
- Group Organisers Report/future events
- Treasurers Report
- Election and re-election of group officers
- Tea/coffee break with cakes and biscuits
- Raffle draw
- Opening of the food fair
The ELM Centre is located in Estover, Plymouth, adjacent to the ASDA Store. If stood at the ASDA main entrance, turn right down the steps and the centre is at the far end of the courtyard. Full address is Leypark Court, Leypark Walk, Plymouth PL6 8UE.
There is some community centre parking available, otherwise you can park in the overflow ASDA car park for 3 hours. Drive straight on rather than turning right into the main car park.
The number 50 City Bus runs regularly to the ASDA store. You can catch the 27 or 27a if travelling from the City Centre.
For location and directions via Google maps please see link below. To get directions, click the link, press “Get Directions” on the left, enter your start point in the box marked A and then click the blue “Get Directions” button:
After some discussion at committee meetings we have decided to hold our meal out during this year’s Coeliac UK Awareness Week which runs from May 12th to May 18th. This allows us more time to properly plan the event and also gives the opportunity to attract some publicity during Awareness Week. The meal will be held May 12th at JDs Grill in the city centre. We are finalising plans now and will give an update shortly.
The Coeliac UK Plymouth Voluntary Support Group Committee