Welcome to Sawston Timebank

We are the Timebank for the people of Sawston (and surrounding villages).  This exciting venture is to bring the village community together by sharing our time, interests, knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or abilities, including local businesses and organisations. 

Sawston Timebank is helping with supporting the local community efforts in Sawston to assist those in our community in self-isolation.

Possible ways people can help are by doing some shopping for someone, collecting a prescription, walking a dog, putting bins out or having a friendly chat over the phone.

Please get in touch if you need any help or are willing to offer any assistance.

We have put on hold all events including the weekly coffee mornings but are here for you in other ways. 
We are now having virtual coffee mornings twice a week and a weekly lunch club for Timebank members. 
Please get in touch if  you would like to access the virtual coffee morning or if you need anything.

Virtual Code Club starting Thursday 4th June!

Sawston Timebank, with the help of a Yousuf Sait (a Timebank member, parent and Software Engineer), is running a virtual Code Club. This is an absolute beginner's course which aims to teach Python programming for children. The course will be taught entirely online and parents/guardians need to be present. Emma Fordham (Timebank Coordinator) along with Yousuf will both run and attend the virtual club so there will always be two DBS adults present. It will start this Thursday - 4th June at 3:40-4:30pm. Please contact Sawston Timebank if you have any questions or would like to sign up your child/children via email: timebank@sawston.org.uk or call: 07585 132213.

This is your Timebank community, so we welcome your ideas and feedback as we develop and grow.

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Members playing Kingmaker game
Playing Kingmaker game

Timebanking is a way for local people to come together and help each other by exchanging knowledge, help and skills. 

Everyone has something to offer at the Timebank from making cake, picking up a prescription, walking a dog, doing some gardening, visiting someone for a cup of tea, whatever you do will make a difference to the person that needs your help.

You get a Timebank hour for helping, which you can use to get something back. That may be help with your mobile or tablet, learning how to hem a skirt, someone picking up a loaf of bread, or gaining some new skills.

Everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, irrespective of whatever we choose to exchange.

However it’s not just about giving and receiving. Timebanking is also about bringing people together to build a stronger, safer and happier community.

The exchanges can go on and on, as do the new friendships, connections and networks that are made. Members feel less isolated and more supported in their own community.

For more information please contact our Timebank Coordinator - Emma Fordham
Phone: 07585 132213
Email: timebank@sawston.org.uk
Facebook: Sawston Timebank

Hope to see you soon.