Residents and Time Bank members living in Taw Hill shared their time on Saturday 30 November to take part in Taw Hill’s first Time Bank sushi master class.
Sushi techniques were taught by a group of experienced native Japanese ladies, making their contribution to the community through Taw Hill Time Bank.
In return the ladies are looking for new members who can teach them how to make a roast dinner or a traditional “English” dinner such as cottage pie.
Participants had the opportunity to enjoy the sushi and sake at the end of the evening with thanks to the Mid Counties Co-operative and Stanton House Hotel.
Current requests include:
Teaching someone how to DJ, this could be via a computer and advising on DJ equipment.
Supporting someone with literacy to enable them to enroll on a teaching assistant course
Knitting finger puppets for a local children’s centre
Helping out with various craft sessions at North Swindon Library
Taking part in a family tree plant
To find out more or join the new scheme contact Taw Hill Time Bank by calling 01793 420557, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or find us at https://www.facebook.com/timebankswindon.timebankswindon
Taw Hill Time Bank enables local people to share their time or skills with others in the community. For every hour of time spent providing a service for another participant, members receive one time credit.
Time credits are exchanged when a member needs a service from another member. Anyone can join the Time Bank. Age, ability, lack of finance or limited mobility is no bar to participating.
Launched in July 2013, Taw Hill Time Bank already has 15 members who are swapping their time and enthusiasm.
A variety of skills are emerging and new friendships being born. One member takes out another running each week. Another member received help with her garden and, as her contribution, is designing posters for the Time Bank sushi workshop.
The Sushi Workshop was kindly sponsored by Stanton House Hotel and The Midcounties Co-operative.