Fundraising Campaign

In order to raise some of the funds needed to buy the premises that Rumbletums currently occupies in Kimberley (see “Rumbletums 7th Birthday and a New Challenge” below), we’ve set up a GoFundMe page. If you’d like to support us, we’d be very grateful for any donation, however large or small.


Rumbletums AGM

Rumbletums AGM is a time when we can look back over the previous year and take stock of all that has happened and been achieved. This year we will be holding our AGM on Monday 6th August at pm. You are most welcome to join us and celebrate a year in the life of Rumbletums.

Rumbletums 7th Birthday… and a New Challenge

Rumbletums celebrated its 7th birthday on 2nd July and held a birthday party in the cafe on Saturday 6th.

It was a time for looking back on what the project has achieved since its inception in 2011, with friends old and new and for looking forward to, hopefully, the next seven years. But Chair of Trustees, Derek Gardiner, also had to reveal a new challenge now facing  Rumbletums and its supporters.

This is his statement:

As you may know, since Rumbletums first opened on 2nd July 2011, the Victoria Street premises have been rented from the owners of the building, the East Midlands Baptist Trust Company. For the seven years that Rumbletums has used this building, we have benefited from a low rent in return for maintaining and developing the building. During that time we have provided a range of valuable services, not only to our trainees but to the wider community.

However, the Baptist Trust Company decided, when our lease was last renewed, that they would sell the building at the end of the lease period. This will be in June 2019. We now know that the sale price will be £200,000. Although Rumbletums has been given first refusal on buying the premises, it will be difficult to raise this amount of money in the timescale set down by the EMBTC, although we will obviously put as much effort in as possible to secure the necessary funds and are looking at a variety of ways of trying to raise the money.

We have investigated alternative premises and will continue to do so, but, at the moment, there are none that are suitable for our needs locally or that are within our budget. We are also hoping to hold discussions with EMBTC to see if there are any alternative arrangements we can come to.

Sadly, if all these attempts fail, it is likely that Rumbletums will have to close.  This is an outcome that, of course, none of us wants.

So it is not yet a done deal and we will work hard to ensure the future of the project, but it would be wrong of the trustees not to inform all those associated with Rumbletums of the facts and of the difficult position we are now in.

Our first consideration in all of this will be our trainees and staff and we will ensure that everyone is informed as things progress, so that timely decisions can be made as necessary.

We know that we will have your support at this difficult time and we hope that by working together we will find a solution and Rumbletums will be around for another seven years.

Cheque Presentation

Friends of Rumbletums have kindly presented us with a cheque. We are delighted to receive this generous donation and would like to thank all the ladies for thinking of Rumbletums!

We’ve won!

Rumbletums are delighted to be this months recipient of the Waitrose Community Matters award of £500.  Each month 3 causes are selected to go forward for voting by the public in their store and Rumbletums have come top of the poll!  Thanks to all of you who voted for us whilst doing your shopping. Don’t forget to drop in to out Café in Kimberley and enjoy delicious cakes and coffees as a well earned treat.

Santander Foundation Supports Rumbletums

Santander supports Rumbletums café Kimberley

In November 2017 we learned that our application to the Santander Foundation was successful. The grant will be used to help fund a part time member of staff which means that we can continue to offer excellent support to our trainees. Amy, Emma and Sarah went to visit the Beeston Santander branch to receive our Cheque (which is actually bigger than Amy!) Thanks so much to Santander and the lovely staff there for their generosity and warmth. We look forward to Kayleigh and Maria visiting us to see the café first hand.


Co-op Support Rumbletums

Ever since Kimberley’s new Co-op opened they have been busy promoting local causes and supporting the community. Rumbletums was delighted to be picked as one of their local causes to benefit from the Co-op Community Foundation. 1% of all Co-op branded groceries was donated between 3 local causes which came to a fantastic £2,500 for us. Thanks so much to Co-op and all those dedicated shoppers! We will be using their grant to help make Rumbletums a great Café experience so look out for some improvements and refurbs in the coming months. Happy Days!

LB Foster chooses Rumbletums as Charity of the year

LB Foster Raffle Winner Shane Clowes
LB Foster Raffle Winner Shane Clowes

This year Rumbletums has been fortunate to have the Nottingham engineering firm LB Foster partner with us in Fund raising. We started off the year with a cake sale and made sure that the folks there got a flavour of our lovely home-made produce. The cake theme continued when, as part of Christmas jumper day, one of Derek’s gorgeous Angel Christmas cakes was raffled off to the lucky LB Foster employees. So far, they have raised a generous £344.05 for us for which we are grateful. Many thanks and more power to the engineers!!