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Dawn McLean – nominated in 2 categories in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 2, 2011

Dawn McLean runs classes at Rosewill Cottage and has been nominated in 2 categories – “Best Activity Provider” and “Most Outstanding Activity Instructor” !

Rosewill Cottage holds jewellery making workshops, social beading evenings and children’s birthday parties within its shop. 

As a North Tyneside Council Educational Partnership Business Ambassador we are involved in the Art and Design Apprenticeship scheme which are run by the council for children aged 14-16 years old. This is a great way to engage students in a business focused way through creativity and design and has met great reviews from the council as well as the head teachers of the school children and the children taking part.

Our most favourite workshops that we run are with the elders of The Grange day centre in Throckley,Newcastle.

Social care for the elderly has received some negative publicity in recent months so it’s important that groups like the Grange Day Care Centre receive the support and recognition from local communities and businesses like ours, so that they can continue delivering excellent opportunities for the elderly.

At our jewellery making birthday parties, children come away with two pieces of jewellery mainly a necklace and a bracelet. We see the same group of children coming on a regular basis now which shows how much they enjoy them and each time their skills are improving and growing with more elaborate designs.

For all our workshops and parties it is an absolute pleasure to see the creations children and adults make as well as seeing the delight and pride on their faces when they see their finished pieces.

Here’s what one of Dawn’s Award nominees had to say about her:

“I attend a lot of adult classes covering a variety of activities but I have to say I found the classes at Rosewill Cottage to be by the far the best I have ever attended!  I learnt so much and the teacher was extremely patient with me, giving me the time and dedication to assist me in the class.  A welcoming environment and friendly atmosphere.” 

Well done Dawn on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Dawn & Rosewill Cottage – click << here >>


What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards – I’m starting to feel like Simon Cowell!

September 28, 2011

The What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards are now in full swing! We’ve had hundreds of nominations for absolutely brilliant activity providers from around the UK and now the competition has started with the voting stage!

Our nominees are being voted for in droves each day and it’s so weird that I’m starting to use X-Factor speak when discussing the Awards… “positions are changing every minute”…”the competition is just hotting up”!!  Let’s hope I don’t go the whole hog and start wearing my trousers way too high!  

The voting numbers are truly staggering and it’s no wonder when we have such inspiring nominees in the competition.  Here are just a few comments that have been sent in about our nominees…

“…a wonderful example of a young mum teaching others how to improve their lifestyle – she leads by example and is inspiring and supporting. She cares as she teaches…”
“…He supports each and every one of his students and helps them reach their full potential. Through his teaching – students have increased their self confidence whilst learning new skills. He always has time to help his students…”
“…she creates a very relaxed and motivational atmosphere for adults of any size, shape, form and fitness level. She is very inspiring and deserves to be awarded…”
“…she is extremely bubbly and helpful and always helping out other businesses. She extended her workshops to old people’s homes which have been a fantastic success and enjoyed by all that attended. She is very community minded and goes at lengths to make her business and activities a useful resource for the local community…”

With these wonderful people in our midst it’s no wonder that their communities are voting so enthusiastically for them!  Over the coming weeks we’ll be inviting our nominees to tell us a little more about themselves and their activities – as we feel that they all deserve to be in the spotlight!

I’m so excited for them all and – as Simon Cowell says – “…it’s all about votes!…”  Get your VOTE in today!

Marilyn x

What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards

June 29, 2011

What’s On 4 Me are thrilled to announce the opening of our What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards on July 1st (this Friday!). 

Our 1st Annual Awards in association with Printing365 reward and recognise the people and companies providing the best activities for adults across the UK.  Our awards are voted for 100% by the people that attend these activities every week.  The nominations show an appreciation for the valuable, hard work that Activity Leaders and Groups put into the activities they provide.  So when the nominations open – be ready to support your Activity Leaders and Community Groups and put them on theUK map!!

What’s On 4 Me are thrilled to work with Printing365 as our Headline Sponsor. What’s On 4 Me delivers first class online promotion for thousands of Activity Providers and Printing365 brilliantly complements our work by providing a fantastic range of offline marketing and promotional materials to businesses all across theUK andIreland too.

We also have many other fantastic new sponsors and we thank them all sincerely for getting involved and quite literally making these Awards possible.  And all our community award winners will win a selection of fabulous prizes too.

Nominations open 1st July 2011 and you could reward your class leader, club or organisation by giving them your support in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

Click here to see more about the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards in association with Printing365

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