Intergen-Trafford volunteers were welcomed to The Firs Primary School, Sale, by Headteacher Nerys Hitchcock and Chair of Intergen Sue Mosco. Nerys expressed her gratitude for the support given to the school by the volunteers and how much the children look forward to their visits. She then introduced the choir who were led by Mrs. Jo Pollock. They obviously enjoyed themselves singing a medley of ‘We got a problem, we can work it out,’ ‘I’m a believer’ and ‘The Moment’ written by Mrs. Pollock and performed with soloist Chantelle. A fantastic start to our meeting.
Intergen volunteers, Sarah and Judi, run an after school knitting club and Sarah with members of the club displayed a wall hanging, of a flowerpot, which they had knitted. The girls were very enthusiastic telling us of their contributions and how much fun they have learning this new skill. They also recited the ‘verse’ taught to them as an ‘aide memoire’ :
In through the front door
Once round the back
Peep through the window
And off jumps Jack!
a help for all of us, maybe?
We were further entertained by members of The Menorah Synagogue Play Reading Group when Muriel read poems from Pam Ayres; Cyril read an account of WW2 by John Betjeman and Joan brought back memories with the poems of Joyce Grenfell.
A special awards was presented to Norma Richmond, who retires this year from Woodheys Primary School, a vote of thanks being given by ‘Mrs. B’ who has volunteered at the school and been supported by Norma for many years.
Sue Mosco also presented to Alan Savage, manager of Home Instead in Altrincham, as a ‘thank you’ for providing us with free office space.
Retiring volunteers, Cindy Kendrick, Ruth Griffiths and Joan Knowles were all thanked, and presented with paper weights, as reminders of their wonderful contributions to Intergen-Trafford.
We also celebrated the 80th birthday of Cindy and wished Sarah all best wishes for her wedding, the first in Intergen history!
Following the ‘usual’ raffle the business of the meeting was conducted.
The minutes of last year’s AGM were read and accepted as an accurate record. Intergen-Trafford Annual Report was circulated and discussed, then adopted. The Treasurer’s report was delivered and the accounts accepted as an accurate record.
All volunteers were presented with certificates from Trafford which recognizes the work of groups in the area. All Intergen-Trafford volunteers were thanked by Sue Mosco and we look forward to another year of supporting schools in Trafford.
at Woodheys Primary School...
The 4 volunteers
Ashton on Mersey High School
Name: Carol Mounfield
Carol Mounfield is the newest recruit as a coordinator for Intergen
My name is Carol Mounfield and I am the newest co-ordination for Intergen, covering a new area for Timperley.
I have a 22 year old daughter who has progressed through the Trafford education system, attending Woodheys Primary, and then going onto Sale Grammar.
She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University last year, achieving a 1st degree in Psychology - I'm a very proud mum.
My career has been spent within the advertising and newspaper industry; I currently work for a local newspaper based in Meld, north Wales. Appreciate the need for accuracy and attention to detail within a process and deadline driven environment.
My personal mottos are; ‘2 wrongs don't make a right’; and, ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’