Morrisons awarded Rumbletums a generous grant to help improve the interior of Rumbletums and purchase some much needed equipment and furniture. Our new chairs are so much more comfortable and lighting makes it feel spacious and bright. The coffee machine which is proudly taking it’s place on the counter has also been made possible due to the Morrisons Foundation. We’re really grateful for the support of the Morrisons foundation which is giving back to the community from the proceeds of bag charges. Rumbletums also uses them as a supplier because they’re so great.
It’s so nice being back again. We have made extra sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable in our newly decorated cafe. There is extra space between tables, contactless payments, table service and extra hygiene measures. We hope you feel free to join us for a cuppa.
Tuesday 16th June is approaching fast. We have been getting the Cafe ready and making sure that we can open safely for staff and customers. We will be offering a takeaway menu, which will still satisfy that ‘I haven’t had to make this myself’ feeling. Or should that be the ‘I deserve a treat’ feeling? We will also be able to take orders and payments over the phone.
We’re so looking forward to opening and seeing everyone again. It won’t be the same as sitting at the window and watching the world go by or chatting to a trainee as they serve you delicious lunch but we hope by making these adjustments now we can get back to normal soon.
Throughout the lockdown we have been making sure that Rumbletums is safe and ready to open when possible. We are have been in regular contact with our trainees and are looking forward to when they can join us again. We have also been getting the Cafe open with a lick of paint and some other much needed refurbishments. This work was already planned as part of our building purchase and it’s looking great.
We’ll be opening as soon as we can with a takeaway menu which, although won’t be the same, will allow us to get up and running again. You will be able to make card payments over the phone.
We have also set up a donations button on the website. Please click here if you would like to donate.
We have been carefully monitoring Government guidance on the Coronavirus.
Our priority is, of course, to protect the health of our trainees, our staff and volunteers and our customers and other loyal supporters.
We have, therefore, taken the difficult decision to close temporarily after business on Saturday 21 March 2020, unless we are instructed to close sooner than this.
We are very clear – we are closing temporarily and have every intention of opening the café again and continuing our training project as soon as we possibly can.
One of our customers has kindly told us that, while she can’t come into Rumbletums she plans to give us a donation of what she would have spent. We are extremely grateful for this and would be very happy if any other customers felt able to follow her lead!
We will provide regular updates, so please continue to “watch this space” and please also keep an eye on the information on Facebook and our Website.
We are doing everything we can to ensure the future of our project and really look forward to welcoming all our wonderful trainees and everyone else back to Rumbletums.
Many thanks to the Screwfix Foundation for supporting Rumbletums. In a grant application made last November we outlined our plans to update areas in the building which we feel will make a big impact for our trainees and customers. The Screwfix Foundation is aimed at community projects than make a difference in their area and need to do some building work. Thankfully they agreed that was us. Work on the building will be scheduled as soon as we can call it our own.
We were also delighted to have been chosen by Gillotts, alongside Salcare in Heanor, The Helpful Bureau and Eastwood Memory Cafe, to be recipents of their Christmas Remembrance Tree fundraising event. Many thanks to Joanne and the team at Gillotts and especially to all who took part whilst remembering their loved ones.
We are delighted to announce that we have made an excellent appointment to the post of Project Manager.
Angela Devine will take up post on 20 January 2020.
Angela has many years’ experience in further education, most recently as an achievement coach supporting students to ensure their success in gaining academic, non-academic and employability skills and securing relevant work experience opportunities. She has experience of working with people with learning disabilities, fundraising and successfully managing a team of staff.
The Trustees are all confident that Angela’s experience and personality will make her a very successful Project Manager and we are really looking forward to welcoming her to the Rumbletums team.
Rumbletums are pleased to announce a new name for its weekly parent/carer/ toddler/baby group. RumbletumsTots has been voted in by a slim majority, just nosing past ‘little Rumblers’ and beating back a late surge by ‘Rumbleteenies’! Thanks to everyone who supplied lovely names and voted.
Ageless Grace exercise class has started again at Rumbletums after the summer break. A chair exercise class benefitting body and brain! No need to pre-book. Just come along every Friday afternoon at 2pm. It costs just £3 but if your new come along and try it for free!