2012 Summer newsletter

Trent Group of Coeliac UK. 2012 Newsletter
Welcome to all members of the Trent Group. The committee hope that you will find something of
interest in the annual newsletter, whether you are newly diagnosed or more familiar with the
requirements of a gluten free diet. We try to arrange a variety of events around the area and
would be pleased to see you and your family or friends at these events. If there is something you
would like to organise please contact either of the addresses on this letter and we will try to do it
next year. This mailing is being sent to over 700 members and any help with costs would be
appreciated. We are using more e-mail addresses this year, so if you change your e-mail, please let
us know (qhdiet@mail.com).
Looking back at 2011
Last year we started with an entertaining cookery demonstration in Uttoxeter by Juvela. This was
well attended and everyone enjoyed tasting the dishes and sampling the biscuits, in particular the
chocolate fingers provided as refreshments by the company.
Our May AGM in Burton was unfortunately only attended by 12 members and the committee. The
Annual Conference and Food Fair held at the University of Derby gave our group the opportunity
to have a stand and meet many members of the public from around the area. My thanks go to
Amanda McGreal, Margaret Lewis and Irene Mann who worked tirelessly during the day.
Additionally in May, Chapman’s nurseries held an open afternoon and raised an impressive
£250.00 which was donated to the group and is helping to pay for this mailing. Our thanks go to
Sandra for organising this, I know a lot of work went into the afternoon.
The Abbots Bromley coffee morning in July got off to a slow start but was well received by the
members who attended, they were able to take a bag full of samples home from DS and Juvela.
Both of these companies are always very generous with samples.
The final event was the Mickleover coffee morning and cookery demonstration by Nutrition Point
which was well attended and very interesting. There was plenty of food to taste and many useful
hints and tips were given out.
It was disappointing to have to cancel the Hereford coach trip in October resulting in a loss of £50
to the group. The initial interest made this a viable option and the deposit was paid for the coach
but then the numbers waned and it was not feasible to run the trip.
At the end of the newsletter there is a reply slip, please complete and return to enable us to plan
the events thoroughly. Many manufacturers require a minimum of 30 people with the Coeliac
condition at an event and we would like to ensure that this criteria is met. If you would like to
contact us then it can be included in your reply.
What’s on in 2012?
Saturday May 12th 10 –midday Cookery demonstration and AGM
New Venue. Tutbury Village Hall. Monk Street, Tutbury. DE13 9NA
The AGM will start promptly at 10am and this will be followed by a Cookery Demonstration
organised by Glebe Farm. There will be the opportunity to taste the dishes and them to buy some
of their products from the range. Tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available.
Awareness Week Gluten free challenge May 14th –May 20th.
Would you like to organise an activity to raise awareness of the gluten free diet? Speak to a local
restaurant, hold a cake sale, prepare a gluten free lunch for friends, etc.
Saturday June 9th 10.30 – 1pm
Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Meet outside the Visitor Centre at 10.30 (committee members will be in attendance) and enjoy a
stroll around Carsington Water or browse around the shops. The restaurant will have gluten free
cakes on sale (ask the staff member) or there is a varied menu with several gluten free options.
After lunch come along to The Pudding Room, Nr Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6
1NQ Tel: 01629 540413 Mobile: 07866 415030 and purchase some of their gluten free cakes.
These have been tried and are delicious. I have it on good authority.
Saturday July 7th 10 – midday Coffee morning
Abbots Bromley coffee morning, Church House, Bagot Street, Abbots Bromley WS15
We are pleased to announce that there will be a talk by Hannah Flannery from Warburtons and
sampling. Come along and try their new muffins and spiced fruit loaf. Enjoy them with a coffee and
chat with other Coeliacs.
Saturday September 22nd 10 – midday Mini Food Fair
Mickleover. All Saint’s Church Hall, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby. DE3 0DL
There will be a Mini Food Fair with stalls and a short talk by the following companies: The
Foodamentalists, shortlisted for Freefrom awards 2012, Black Farmer sausages, Slice of Heaven a
gluten free cakery run by Louise Bishop and Sauces of Choice. Come along and sample some new
products and purchase your favourites.
We have received information about walks taking part across the country organised by HF walking
holidays. The walks start from nine stunning country houses located around the UK take place on
Saturday 12 May at 10.30am and mark the start of Awareness Week. There are two distances
available at each location, five-six miles and to make it an even bigger challenge, a longer distance
of 10-12 miles has now been introduced. Our local walk would be :-Dovedale – Derbyshire. To
register, contact: http://www.coeliac.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/take-on-achallenge/awareness-week-walks If you are unable to make this walk but would like to take part
in one please contact (qhdiet@mail.com).
New Products and Company news
Incognito Cakes. This company produces cakes which are gluten, wheat and dairy free. If you
would like more information Tel 05602303513 www.incognitocakes.co.uk
Slice of Heaven. Louise Bishop is running a gluten free cakery and will be attending our event in
Mickleover in September. Further details can be obtained from trent@coeliac.org.uk
Warburtons. In addition to bread and rolls, Warburtons are now producing lemon and poppy seed
muffins, blueberry and cranberry muffins and spiced fruit loaf. Look out for them in the shops.
Chamberlains. This fish and chip shop is based at 8 Wolverhampton Road, Birmingham, B68 0LH,
0121 4297709. They have a restaurant and provide gluten free products. Phone for more details.
Burnt Gate. This pub in Anslow has won many awards. They have an extensive gluten free menu in
addition to other dietary needs being met. 01283 563664. www,burntgate.co.uk
Bistro Express. This company produces a range of ready meals including sweet and sour chicken,
tikka masala, vegetable chilli etc. The meals have a 9 month shelf life. www.bistro-express.co.uk
08706 260872. If you buy 6 meals you can claim a 7th free by typing Coeliac UK in the promotion
These companies have asked to be included in mailings to members. We cannot guarantee the
products they provide as they have not necessarily been tried and tested by group members.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reply form Please return to: Mrs J Richardson, 3 Banwell Close, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0QP.
Phone 01332 515313. Email trent@coeliac.org.uk
Name _____________________________________________________
Telephone/ mobile number__________________________________________
Email address__________________________________________________________
I would like to reserve seats/places at the following events
AGM and Cookery Demonstration Tutbury Village Hall _________________
Carsington Walk and visit to the Pudding Room _____________________
Abbots Bromley Warburton’s talk _______________________________
Mickleover mini Food Fair _________________________________