We ran five great sessions this month, replacing the 1st January session with a drop in on Wednesday the 3rd. This session was much quieter, as expected, but still managed to attract around 40 people. All the sessions this month have seen lower attendance figures but numbers have been in the 60’s with over 70 attending at the end of the month.
On the 8th January, which was a very dreary grey day, Michael Bracey, a senior figure from MK council, paid us a visit. Thank-you Michael if you’re reading this it was much appreciated as you must have so many demands for your time. Please feel welcome to drop in again – charming friends in high places are always welcome!
The tireless advisors from CAB, Richard and Wendy, offered help throughout the month and are the reason many people initially come to the Mix. Hopefully people get a warm welcome and return to a place which then offers them a community to feel a part of. Since the start of this drop in there have been new people attending every week and many of those people are now a core part of the community that has formed.
Unfortunately there was no drama this month as Paulina was unwell but I am pleased to say she is now ”back in the saddle” and is planning a production for Easter. The Art session remains a key activity and continues to be well attended. A regular attendee, Steven, has been sharing his artistic skills with the group this month. He brought in his own work, supplied some new materials and has generally been offering inspiration to the group.
We are now at our two year anniversary we are holding an AGM on Monday 19 February when we will review the achievements over the last year- all welcome, 11.30 am Mon 19th Feb at the Point.
We are planning to conduct a survey next month to gather some feedback on why people choose to attend The Mix so hopefully a few people will agree to complete this- it will be a very short, simple tick box exercise. It is important for us to get feedback as any funders understandably need evidence of its worth as a service.
Here’s to a third successful year!
The cover photo this month is of the flooded Ouse Valley.