December 2022 Newsletter from The Tottington Centre

Dear All,

Please see below the latest news from the Tottington Centre below.

Kind regards


News From The Tottington Centre, December 2022. 

Fundraising Events of 2022 – A Huge Thank You. 

  • You bought books from us when we held our two book sales this year, including Bury’s Biggest Book Sale. We hope you loved the books you bought. 
  • You supported our Village Fayre way back in the Summer. 
  • You guessed the wine with our “experts.” Cheers! 
  • You showed your general knowledge at our Fun Quiz Night. We hope you will show it off again in 2023. 
  • You bought Christmas books, jigsaws and gifts at our Christmas Craft Fayre. Thank you for supporting this. Sue and Debbie would like to thank everyone who bought jewellery from their stall. You helped them raise £105 for Francis House Children’s Hospice. 
  • You bought raffle tickets for our Christmas hamper. Let’s hope you win! 
  • You saved your used/empty inkjet cartridges. We turned them into cash! 

All these fundraising events have helped us with our running costs. What can we say  except “Thank You” – as without your support we would not be open. 

The 100 Club 2020 – Ongoing Fundraising. 

  • Thank you so much for continuing to support The Tottington Centre’s 100 Club. You can join this fundraising draw by paying £5 a month or £60 a year, whichever suits you best. Packs are available via email: i[email protected] and we will send them out to you or pop in for a pack. The draw takes place on the third Friday of the month and the winners are announced on our social media platforms, our website and in this newsletter.  
  • Latest results for the November draw: 
  • 1st   prize Number 51 wins £127.50 
  • 2nd  prize Number 22 wins £63.75 
  • 3rd  prize Number 63 wins £21.25 

If you are one of the lucky winners, your cheque will be in the post and the cheque can be deposited into your bank account via the Post Office. 

So Many Other Ways You Have Supported Us – Thank You 

  • It’s not just your money we are after! We are so grateful for all the books/jigsaws you have donated – you might see them on the shelves or at our book sales.  
  • You have also donated prizes for our raffles and our tombolas. Thank you – you may even have won them back! 
  • Thank you for supporting the children’s activities term time and in the holidays. It is our way of giving back something to our community and the volunteers love this work. 
  • Thank you for popping in, browsing and borrowing books.  
  • Thank you for supporting the Tea Room. 
  • A big thank you also needs to go to all our tenants for their continued support – without them we could not pay the bills.  
  • A thank you to all the groups who rent rooms from us and to you for joining these groups – all the rent from this again helps us pay our bills. 

You have also supported us to help others 

  • Porch Boxes Collections in 2022. We held our car park collections in the Spring, Summer, at Harvest time and on December 3 for a Christmas collection. Porch Boxes would like to thank you for continuing to support these car park collections and for the daily donations. 
  • The Rotary Club of Tottington and West Bury would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity, donating 330 coats from all across the borough.  
  • Supporting Knit and Natter. You bought goodies from them throughout the year: at Easter, for Halloween and at their stall at our Christmas Fayre. Knit and Natter divide monies raised between Bury Hospice and The Tottington Centre. They would like to thank you for this.

A thank you to all our volunteers too:  

  • to Sunnybank for keeping our car park and grounds clear  
  • to the Gardening and Buildings Team, the flowers look fabulous and the repainting of the outside looks really smart 
  • to Matt for keeping our website up to date 
  • to the Fundraising Team as without them we would have no money! 
  • to the Publicity Team, without them you would not know what is happening at the Centre  
  • to the Finance Team for balancing the books 
  • to the Activities Team for their work with our youngest members   
  • to the volunteers who work in the Centre each day as without them The Tottington Centre could not open. 

A huge and final thank you to all of you – in whatever capacity – who have supported us in so many ways over this last year. 

The Tottington Tea Room. 

Call in for breakfast, brunch, lunch and tea/coffee and cakes. 

Don’t forget that Paula has a Takeaway Service for tea/coffee/soft drinks and cakes. 

A sample of the cakes: 

Eton Mess Cheesecake/Chocolate Cookies/Chocolate Muffins/GF Ginger Cake/Cherry Bakewell. 

Plan A Fitness. 

Then – after all those indulgences – why not visit Alex who offers bespoke Personal Training Sessions. 

Plan A – Fitness. 

Bespoke Personal Training available £18 an hour, all sessions tailored to your exact needs and goals. Sessions available to book online at or phone Alex on 07599508380. 

The Tottington Centre will re-open at 10.00am on Wednesday 4 January, 2023 

Best wishes, from Friends of Tottington Library (FOTL)

Contact us at:

Email:                  [email protected]         



Phone:                 07902 671040

Address:              The Tottington Centre, Market Street, Tottington, Bury BL8 3LL

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