Mick had been offering his help to Tea and Toasters in Ernesettle for a number of months. Helping with how to use their phones and other IT related items, but was never willing to sign up to be a Timebank member!
He also started going to Whitleigh Tea and Toast at the Four Greens building where he met Kevin and they started talking about gardening and after the Tea and Toast session they both went outside and dug over the plot for the allotment.
Also the topic of Ernesettle Allotment Project came up and they were both asked if they were interested in helping out with the community allotment plot.
We asked Mick why he didn’t want to join and he said he felt that he had to give a certain number of hours per week and he didn’t want to be tied down to a specific time just in case he couldn’t do it. When he realised that the time that he donated was flexible and he could do as little or as much as he liked whether it be 1 hour a month or 5 hours a week he filled out the form.
Timebank South West says a big welcome to Mick!