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Hello Timebank members, friends and supporters.

Where did March go?

This month has flown past and we are fast approaching our anniversary event on Friday 1st April.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Plymouth Guildhall to enjoy activities, refreshments and making new connections.
As we have been rather busy with organising the event this months newsletter is a little shorter than usual.
That doesn't mean we haven't been doing what we do best; bringing people together and helping each other out. Take a look at some of our recent exchanges below along with things to look forward to in the coming months.

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in light and winter in the shade."

Charles Dickens
We are very excited to be hosting a party to celebrate our 10th anniversary and YOU are invited!

On Friday 1st April 2022 we will be opening the doors of the Guildhall in Plymouth City Centre to our members, friends, supporters, funders and those interested in finding out more about Timebanking.

With a special welcome from the Lord Mayor, an introduction from Rachel Silcock, organisational members to meet and engage with, food to eat and things to do - we hope to keep you entertained for the afternoon!
Click here to let us know you will be coming!
Opportunities to exchange

Do you remember the skills you said you would like to share when you became a Timebank member? Whether you are tech savvy, proficient with plants or have a natural dexterity for DIY - wanting to share your knowledge is what brought us together.
Recent Exchanges
Above, clockwise from the left - Leanne sits with Nibbles to give the furry friend's nails a clip. Zoe was very pleased to have help with this as she is too nervous to do it herself. Tony and Adriana from Efford Timebank help out with tree pruning at the Community Orchard off' Pike Road, working alongside Tess Wilmot of Growing Community Abundance. Robert T shared his water colour painting skills with members room Stonehouse Timebank. Robert has also recently visited Whitleigh to show his presentation on WWII internment camp artists. Phil earned himself hours for tackling Rachelle's IT troubles, her laptop was unresponsive but Phil so got  it up and running again, great job!
Top: Beautiful hand made giant card flowers are being created by Timebank members. These will be used to decorate the hall for our 10th Anniversary event, They will look just fabulous! Left: Di puts her cake baking and decorating skills to use for Sally's daughter, creating a wonderful cake for her 21st birthday. Right:  Di relaxes as Bev treats her to a nice new hair colour, what a super way to help another member.
Other Information & Resources
How we can support Ukraine.
We know that the thoughts of many people in Plymouth are with the people of Ukraine as they suffer under this abhorrent act of war by the Russian government.
Many people want to do something practical to help the citizens of Ukraine and we’ve put together a list of ways you can give your support.

Moments Cafe & Memory Matters Hub have some wonderful activities for you to get involved with and resources you may find useful. Take a look below and visit their Facebook page or email Emma if you would like to find out more.
Monday's: Dementia advice & support, Memory Cafe & Quiz Group
Tuesday's: Thai Chi, Marbles Lost & Found.
Wednesdays: Craft Workshop & Kit and Natter.
Thursdays: Caring for Carers with Improving Lives Plymouth.
Fridays: Nash & Co Free Legal Advice (last Friday of the month), Mindful Art.
Manor Street Market is back!
The first Manor Street Market is back on Saturday 26th March from 10am until 2pm! We're excited to see lovely local sellers with their bargains, mini sellers, and bric-a-brac! There will be music from local musicians, teas and coffees, delicious food and a great atmosphere. Manor Street Market is #morethanjustamarket it's a place to connect, chat and make friends, or somewhere to go if you need some company on a Saturday. If you fancy being a seller you can get in touch at
Who are we?

We are a team of people based in the City of Plymouth on a mission to develop a single digital platform that is used as a powerful tool to connect, communicate, collaborate, inspire and recognise citizen and community action. Find out more here.

Welcome to One Plymouth a local media team dedicated to celebrating the #BestOfPlymouth

We highlight and showcase local businesses and events focusing on positive news from across the City. One Plymouth is run by a dedicated team led by Jason Kiely and Scott Grenney both passionate about celebrating the #BestOfPlymouth. Find out more here.

See what's on in your library

We are gradually reintroducing activities and events in libraries. Keep up to date on what is happening in your local library by checking the activity calendar on our website.

Find out more here.

Babcock apprenticships open for applications.
You can apply online here until March 31st.  Get signed up to gain the practical skills you need to reach S/NVQ Level 3. Learn from personal and team development activities all designed to give you confidence, leadership skills, and an introduction to the world of work.

From pirates to pyrotechnics, live music to military moments and food festivals to family fun, Plymouth’s 2022 calendar is jam-packed with unmissable events.

The plan for 2022 includes the return of some beloved events on the waterfront and throughout the city centre, which haven’t been able to take place since 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic.

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