On behalf of your Committee, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Easter.
Felicity and I took this photograph yesterday whilst out on our `exercise time`. The scene is Swan Pool in the Priory Park, and is a reminder to us all of the wonderful spaces that we can enjoy in our area. They will still be there when these strange times are over.
We were scheduled to hold a Committee Meeting on the 8th April which was obviously not possible, but we managed to successfully conduct affairs via email. Like so much of everyday life, we are subject to government guidelines and therefore not able to predict when we can resume with our programme of Talks, Trips and Holidays. It would seem highly unlikely that anything will be possible before July at the earliest, but we will be in touch once things become clearer.
However, we are delighted to share some good news - we have two new Committee members. Stephen Lawrence has agreed to become our Treasurer and Carol Rosier has volunteered to take on the role of Newsletter Collator. Both were formally proposed, seconded and unanimously voted for by Committee at our email meeting.. On your behalf we would like to offer both of them a very warm welcome.
We took this view looking down Avenue Road to highlight just how strange and surreal the current times are. Normally this road, and others near to Malvern Railway Station are full of cars. The interesting corollary to this is that occasional traffic seems to be going much faster!
Unusual times unearth unusual talents. We spotted this poem in an empty shop-front in Barnard`s Green. We are unable to attribute this as there was no name but the words do hold a certain poignancy.
With the hope that you and your loved ones all remain strong and healthy and Best wishes
From David Ebsworth Chairman of Worcester/Mavern NT Support Group
As we had all been fore-warned, the impact of Coronavirus is spreading throughout the UK (and Globally) and more advice and directives are being put forward by Government and their Team of advisers on how we should all respond.
Your committee has decided, that in line with many organisations, it is necessary for us to cancel all of our planned events during the rest of March, April, May and June.
At this stage it is too difficult to predict beyond that but we will continue to review and notify you of any further changes that may become advisable or necessary.
This means that our Social Lunch on 4th April, Talk on 6th April, Outing to Birmingham Museum 21st April, Outing to St Fagans 14th May, Outing to Malmesbury Abbey House on 2nd June and Outing to Berrington Court on 24th June are all cancelled. Currently, the situation on the Continent appears to be worse than the UK so it is also highly unlikely that the planned trip to the Loire in May will go ahead. Those who have booked for this holiday will be notified directly.
The cancellations will mean considerable admin work for our own organisers and volunteers, so please be patient as we decide on how and when we will refund booking fees. I feel sure that you will all understand the impact that this will have on our many suppliers, and just how difficult it will be for them to absorb the loss of business.
Along with every other organisation our main concern has to be the health of our members and others, and this consideration has determined our decision.
IF ANY OF YOU FEELS ISOLATED AND WOULD BENEFIT FROM HEARING A FRIENDLY VOICE ON THE END OF A TELEPHONE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RING FELICITY AND MYSELF ON 01684 560019 OR 07970 260007 or COMMITTEE MEMBERS AS PER THEIR CONTACTS IN OUR RECENT NEWSLETTER.
With the strong wish that you and your loved ones all remain strong and healthy
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