Last month we mentioned that we were looking for business sponsors, this month we’ve had our first one. We’d like to say a special thank you to Kanga Health for supporting the Old Saw Mill on our journey through their sponsorship.
We have also received a large £2000 donation from Congleton Rotary Club which we are extremely grateful for. This is a much-needed donation because like many other organisations, our energy costs have rocketed and will continue to and this will help us through.
We are inviting all local businesses to become sponsors of the Old Saw Mill and in return they will get a range of benefits which are outlined in the attached document at the bottom of this post.
If you own a business perhaps you could consider becoming a sponsor or if you work for a company who might be interested, please pass on the details. We desperately need to achieve a sustainable financial base and this is one of the ways we hope we can do this.
Don’t forget we can cater for business meetings held here or externally through various forms such as hot lunches, various buffets and afternoon teas with advance bookings, just get in touch and we’ll try our best to help!
More information available at this link on our website : OSM Corporate Offer
A big shout out to John Lindley who hosts our wonderful Film Nights. John presented ‘In the Good Old Summertime’ on 27th December and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone; as was the now expected pie, peas and mash supper that accompanies the evening. January’s film is ‘The Apartment’ and you are very welcome to join the audience, enjoy supper and a great film on the 27th January. As usual 5.30pm for supper at 6pm, price £10, members £8.
Here’s a reminder that our Old Saw Mill homemade produce is available all year round.
We currently have a variety of our produce available:
Mixed Berry Jam
Prices for our Jars
Small Jars and Jars closer to their use by date are available – 1 for £2 or 3 for £5
Large jars are available – 1 for £3 or 3 for £8
Apple Juice and Cider:
Bottles of AJ & Cider come in 750ml bottles and are available at –
1 bottle £3.50
2 bottles £6
3 bottles £9
6 bottles £17
12 bottles £30
Bottles of our Apple Cider Vinegar come in small 330ml bottles for £2 or large 750ml bottles for £4
As you probably all know by now the Old Saw Mill are now making Mary Brown’s Traditional Congleton Gingerbread. This is absolutely gorgeous if you’re fancying a bit of nostalgia, or even wanting to try something new.
Packets are available 1 for £3 or 2 for £5, we are out at the moment but keep an eye on our pages to see when a fresh batch is ready.
The café was busier than ever during December, more than 300 people enjoyed Christmas meals either at the café or in their own homes with 100+ OSM Lunch Club meals delivered on the Friday before Christmas.
And we served 30+ meals on Christmas Day and put some Christmas joy into the hearts of the people who chose to spend their time with us, it was a great privilege to be there for them. Big thanks to those of you that sponsored their meals and to the all volunteers who helped on Christmas Day, there were emotional thanks from all our guests.
Off to a great start in the New Year with our evening events – we advertised a Burns Night on January 25th, during December and at a week away we have already SOLD OUT!!! Thank you to those who have already booked with us.
Don’t worry if you missed this one we will be planning many more in 2023, watch our social media pages for our next event.
Thank you to the Lions for persuading Santa to come and visit us on the 23rd. It was great to see the joy in all the children’s faces, who all left with a small gift from Santa and the Old Saw Mill.
A lovely start to the Christmas break.
Special thanks again to all of those who came to visit Santa and made everyone’s day so special.
A reminder that life returns to normal with the first Repair Café of 2023 being held on Saturday 28th January from 10am till 2pm upstairs at the Old Saw Mill.
It’s time…. all those broken bits and bobs you discovered over Christmas that you don’t know what to do with might be able to be repaired. Bring them down and we will try and get them fixed for you.
No Repair cafe in December, next one will be 28th January.
Having closed at 2pm on the 23rd, the cafe reopens as normal on Tuesday 3rd January.
John has decided upon the 1949 musical, In the Good Old Summertime, starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. If you’re unfamiliar with the picture this may seem an odd choice for a Christmas movie! Well, rarely has a film carried such misleading a title. 90% of the …