Trent Group of Coeliac UK. Newsletter 2014 Welcome to all members of the Trent Group. The year seems to fly by and after the success of 2013 we are busy planning events for you for the forthcoming year. The committee hope that you will find something of interest and an opportunity for you to meet members of the group in your local area. We do hope that you are able to support the events, as good numbers make it easier to get gluten free suppliers to attend. This mailing is being sent to over 900 members, the group expands every year. We are using email where possible to cut down on costs, if you change your address, please inform us to ensure that you receive information which is relevant to you. Also if you have received this newsletter by post and have an e-mail address, please let our secretary know on email@example.com. We appreciate any comments you have and welcome suggestions for activities or gluten free friendly places to eat. A quick recap on 2013. On a very snowy Saturday in March, we held our afternoon tea at The Community Centre in Mickleover. The hamper style boxes provided by Glutafin were well received as were the food samples. Thank you to all who braved the arctic conditions, particularly the committee members who travelled many miles through snowy lanes to help. Our AGM was held at The Cedar Tree in Rugeley in conjunction with The Juvela Roadshow. The cookery demonstration and dietiitian’s talk were interesting and informative. The hall was packed and it was good to meet members from other groups. The afternoon tea at Anslow enabled members from the Burton area to try a new venue. Food samples were provided by General Dietary and Mrs Crimbles for those attending and a chance to have a cup of tea and a chat. The final event was a cookery demonstration by Drossa. Many dishes were made and everyone enjoyed sampling the pasta products as well as the breads. The opportunity to purchase different products was also very welcome. As mentioned at the AGM I attended the Volunteers Conference in York in September. It is always useful to hear from the officers at Head Office and to learn about the plans for the future for Coeliac UK. The new website is the most recent change and although there have been a few teething problems, they are being sorted out and it should be more user friendly. I appreciate that not everyone has access to a computer and they prefer information sent out by post or in the Crossed Grain magazine. Overall the committee were very pleased with the response to our events and it is always appreciated when members attend and show their support. Jennifer Richardson, Group Organiser Please complete the reply form to help us prepare for the events. Please return to Mrs J Richardson, 3 Banwell Close, Mickleover, Derby. DE3 0QP. Phone 01332515313 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org Name _________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Telephone/mobile ______________________________________________ Email address___________________________________________________ I would like to reserve seats/places at the following events: Mickleover Coffee morning Saturday March 29th ____________________ Milly May’s coffee and cake Wednesday May 14th _________________ AGM & cookery demo Saturday May 17th________________________ Melbourne walk and meal (please indicate which you are interested in) __________________________________________________________ Abbots Bromley coffee morning Saturday July 19th __________________ Mini Food Fair Saturday Sept 13th _______________________________ Events in 2014 Saturday March 29th 10am-midday All Saints Church Centre, Etwall Road, Mickleover,Derby DE3 0DL. Coffee morning- time to chat and enjoy a coffee/tea with friends. A representative from Warburtons will be in attendance, discussing their new products and answering any questions and an opportunity to purchase some of their products after sampling them. Thanks to Tesco, Mickleover, who have donated a £15 gift card to use for biscuits and refreshments at this event. Awareness Week May 12th-18th. Gluten-free Guarantee. More information can be found on page 41 of the spring 2014 crossed Grain Wednesday May 14th 11am until midday. Milly May’s coffee shop, 179 Ladybank Road, Mickleover, DE3 0QF 01332 521333. Come along and purchase their homemade gluten free cake and enjoy a coffee or tea. A committee member available and information from Coeliac UK. This is a small local coffee shop and if this proves to be popular it could be a more regular event. AGM Saturday May 17th 10am –midday. Tutbury Village Hall, Monk Street, Tutbury. DE13 9NA. The AGM will be held at 10am and followed by a talk and cookery demonstration by Glebe Farm, back by popular demand. There will be the opportunity to sample and purchase their products and ask Rebecca questions about the family run business. Saturday June 14th. 10.30am – 2pm Enjoy a walk around Melbourne Pool or the town of Melbourne which has some very interesting buildings. Car parking is available at the church or in the town. If you would like to walk, meet at Melbourne Church at 10.30 for a walk around the Pool. If you prefer to just meet for lunch, come to the Melbourne Hall tea rooms, Blackwell Lane, Melbourne, DE73 8EN at 12 midday. A good gluten free menu is available. Saturday July 19th 10am- midday. Church House, Bagot Street, Abbots Bromley WS153BT. Coffee morning. Come along and sample new food products, enjoy a coffee and cake and a chat with friends. Saturday September 13th 10am-12 midday St Oswalds Church Hall Ashbourne. Car park via School lane off Church Street. Mini Food Fair. After the success of our last one two years ago we have decided to run another mini food fair. At the time of printing these firms have agreed to attend: Glutafin, Litton larder which has a range of desserts, Staffordshire eggs, gluten free scotch eggs. Celia Lager will be sending lager to sell, Louise Bishop, gluten free cakes, Glorious Gluten free foods, The Pudding Room will hopefully be able to attend and Ilumi will be sending a box of meals. There are a few other companies from which we are awaiting confirmation Hopefully there will be burgers from a local butcher. Please support this event. While in Ashbourne there is a heritage centre to visit, a small market and many interesting shops, pubs and cafes. Enjoy a day out in the heart of Derbyshire. Other news from around the groups. York Food Fair - Saturday 10th May 2014 open 10.30am to 2.30 pm The York Food Fair has moved to a bigger, better venue. York College, Sim Balk Lane, York.YO23 2BB. Free car parking, next to the Park and Ride, Tadcaster Road, Terminus, easy access via the Park and Ride from the Railway and Bus Stations. Come and enjoy a weekend in the beautiful city of York. Admission £2 children free Cafe selling GF snacks and drinks. Awareness Walk Sunday May 11th organised by HF holidays, our local walk is around Dovedale. For more information and to register phone 01494796127.. Can you help? My name is Natalie Craddock and I am Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Birmingham. As part of my qualification in Clinical Psychology I am conducting a research project, and my chosen research project is an exploration of the service transition experience of young people with coeliac disease: Age 16-19 years; Have received a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease before your 14th birthday; Have been under the care of child services for the treatment of your coeliac disease for a minimum of two years Have been discharged from child services for at least six-months. In addition, I would also like to interview one parent All participants will be to interview individually. This is anticipated to take approximately onehour. All participants will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 high street voucher as a thank you for their participation If you are interested in taking part in the study, or would like more information, please contact the researcher Ms Natalie Craddock at NXC243@bham.ac.uk. Marks and Spencer If you shop in M&S there is a food list available of all their gluten free products. Ask at the customer service desk or for more information email email@example.com 08453021234. Places to eat. If you have been to a restaurant, café or tearooms which gives good service please let us know as we can add it on to our page on the Coeliac UK website. Although these have been tried and tested it is always advisable to phone before a visit to check your requirements can be met. Melbourne Hall tearooms. 01332864224. www.melbournehall.com Kay’s Tearoom 5 The Green, Willington DE65 6BP. 01283703321 Meynell Langley tearooms. www.meynell-langley-gardsns.co.uk. 01332 824358 Croots farm shop, Duffield. DE56 4AQ. 01332 843032 Fairways Garden Centre, Clifton, Ashbourne. DE6 2GN 01335 347900 This one is in London!! Cotto Bar, pizzeria, 89 Westminster Bridge Road, London. SE17HR. 02079285535.