Everyone loved Doris, she was a genuine person, always kind and always thoughtful.
Although she faced her own challenges with health she would always be the first person to encourage other people, she was always cheerful and never moaned about things, she loved coming to the Pop In Place the regular Monday and Friday Community Cafes were something Doris looked forward to, she will leave a big void in the community.
She would often give people little gifts, she would pick up things when she was out shopping and bring them in and say "Saw this thought you would like it" Doris enjoyed all the Pop In Performers shows and all the events that were organised by the team, I especially recall last year when we took a bus trip to Holme Nurseries lovely garden and we pushed her around in a wheelchair so that she could see the beautiful flowers she had such a great day.
It will be hard not seeing Doris at the Pop In Place again, but it's so important that we relaunch the community cafes as they make the world of difference to people's quality of life, and Doris will be there in our hearts as we do.
The Way Ahead
Launch of the Pop In Place New Rainbow Community Cafe Friday 11th September 10 am 12 noon
The team are working hard now to get the Village Hall Covid Safe. We will all be learning a new way of being as we embark to start to continue to function as a community amid Covid 19. The Pop In Place plan is to return with the community Cafe on the 11th of September after we have had a training event with all our volunteers on the 4th of September to help to educate and support our valued volunteers in the new procedures.
We will focus on delivering a once a week Friday morning RAINBOW Cafe 10am until 12noon in the upper Village Hall in North Street this will be an opportunity to see other people and to have a cup of tea or coffee in a safe environment.
The Cafes will be a little different and when I have learnt how we put in place the Covid Safe implementations I will be posting on this website again to bring you all up to date, and familiarise you on what to expect.
The other groups and events that were provided by the Pop In Place are not being re started until the new year 2021 and it is hoped that if all goes well and there is no second wave of the virus we will relaunch The Pop In Performers Group and the Movement to Music Exercise class in January A summer Show from the Performers Group A special, but scaled down format event to celebrate Pop In Place 25th Anniversary of being in the Community later in the year.