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Plymouth Coeliac Group Meeting

3 Nov

As some of you may know, I now serve on the committee of the Coeliac UK Plymouth Voluntary Support Group acting as Database and Membership Secretary.  The new committee have been busy planning their first member meeting which will take place at the Elm Community Centre, in Estover, on November 16th.  The new committee will introduce themselves to members followed by  a discussion on the future path of the group.  This will be followed by a tea break with some gluten free cakes and biscuits which provides a good opportunity to chat to fellow coeliacs.  There will also be a raffle with a chance to win some really great prizes.  We have also secured some free samples from the brilliant Perkier Foods for members and also some gluten free certified sweets from Petty Wood.

Following the meeting there will be a craft fair where there will be a chance to do some early Christmas shopping.  Not only will there be a craft stall, but there will be a chance to buy some fabulous gluten free products from Traditional Puddings, Clare’s Gluten Free Catering and Love Free From.  Non members will be more than welcome to pop in to food and craft fair.

I really hope to see lots of Gluten Free by the Sea readers there on the 16th!  For full details of the meeting, see the invite below which has been sent out to Plymouth members.

Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea


The new committee invite you to join us at the ELM Centre, ASDA Plymouth, for a short meeting in which we can introduce ourselves and advise on what we are doing going forward. This will be followed by an open forum where we will seek feedback from members as to what you would like to see from the group.  This is your opportunity to shape the future of the group.  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 Craft Fair will be opened.  This will give you the opportunity for some Christmas shopping at an event which will help raise funds for the group.  There will be many different craft stalls for you to browse and buy from.  Gluten Free food stalls will also be part of the fair, with Traditional Puddings, Clare’s Gluten Free Catering and Love Free From set to offer their delicious gluten free products for sale.  We are organising a Raffle with some excellent prizes such as a Hamper donated by Ilumi, a fish and chip voucher donated by Eggbuckland Fish and Chip Shop, and many other excellent prizes.

In the Elm Centre we will have use of the excellent kitchen facilities, were Tea’s, coffees, biscuits and cakes will be available.  For all you 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 16th Nov 2013. Doors will open at 1pm with the meeting starting at 1:30pm. The food and craft fair will then run until 4pm. We sincerely hope you can attend, and trust you will have a great time.


  • Introduction of the new committee members and update on progress and future plans
  • Open forum to get member input on the future plans of the group and future meetings and events
  • Tea/coffee break with cakes and biscuits
  • Raffle draw
  • Opening of the Craft and Food fair


For any of you who do not know were the ELM Centre is, it is located in Estover Plymouth adjacent to the ASDA Store.  If 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, otherwise you can park in the overflow ASDA car park for 3 hours.

There are regular bus routes to the ASDA store, the number 50 City Bus from Derriford of 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: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=50.4094,-4.095402&hl=en&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=10.853098,19.753418&t=m&z=16

Yours Faithfully

The Plymouth Coeliac Group Committee

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