Volunteers needed to help with new display celebrating Cheadle’s industrial past
Cheadle Discovery Group are looking for additional workers and volunteers to take on the extra workload of activities and events that will coincide with the launch of a new exhibition titled ‘Industrial Past’.
Cheadle Discovery Group, which runs the Discovery Centre in Lulworth House on the High Street is holding an open day for volunteers on Saturday 3rd June, 10am – 4pm as part of National Volunteers Week.
This is the first time Cheadle Discovery Group are taking part in National Volunteers Week, an annual celebration of the contributions made across the UK each year, running from 1st-7th June.
The new exhibition, ‘Industrial Past’ is a display celebrating the local area’s industrial heritage, which will include information about metal working, coal mining, textiles and quarries.
The display also incorporates parts of the Churnet Valley display, which has previously been on display and was kindly lent to the Discovery Group by the Staffordshire Peak District Tourist Association.
The Discovery Group after a very successful year, which included exhibitions relating to Blythe Colours, Mary Adela Blagg (the Cheadle lady who mapped the moon) and an updated Pugin exhibition, the Cheadle Discovery Group are now planning for the next two years.
Ivan Wozniak, Trustee of the group told the Times & Echo: “We can do so much more but we need more help from the community in terms of volunteers.
“We are looking for all types of volunteers not just people who can man the centre or give tours of the town.”
Volunteer roles and work includes finding sponsors, social media promotion, identifying and helping research projects and finding funds, all of which can be done from home.
At 1pm on Saturday 3rd June, Trustee, Ivan Wozniak, has agreed to make public some of the exciting plans and ideas the group are considering for the next two years.
Coffee will be available for purchase courtesy of the local Trefoil Guild.
Anyone thinking about volunteering is invited to visit the Discovery Centre on Cheadle High Street, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone via Alan Wigley 01538 753519
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