Recent & Forthcoming Events

It was our 8th birthday on 1st July 2018!

Storeroom – serving the Isle of Wight community since 1 July 2010.

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COMMUNITY BUSINESS WEEKEND 4-7 MAY 2018

STOREROOM2010 hosts OPEN DAY
 
This bank holiday weekend, Storeroom2010 in Cowes is joining community businesses around the country to celebrate the third annual Community Business Weekend. 
 
Aimed at shining a light on the 7,000 community businesses across England, Community Business Weekend offers a unique opportunity for local people to visit and see how they can get involved.
 
On Friday 4th May, Storeroom2010, which has been serving the Isle of Wight Community since 2010, is hosting an open day.
 
Kerri Salter from Storeroom said: “Many people are unaware that Storeroom provides a one stop shopping experience, with a great range of pre-loved furniture and household goods at affordable prices.  Storeroom is involved in the Community Business Weekend as we have benefited from funding from Power to Change, which enabled us to purchase our premises and secured our future for the Isle of Wight Community.  
 
Peter Jenkins, Interim Chief Executive at organisers Power to Change, added: “Every day tens of thousands of people get up and go to work at one of the 7,000 community businesses in England.  Hundreds of thousands of us shop, visit or benefit from them directly, but they are still relatively unknown.
 
“That’s why Community Business Weekend is so important. It shines a light on these community gems that bring not only much needed services and spaces to a community, but boost local economies and reinvest the profits for the benefit of local people.
 
“Top-down regeneration and devolution has failed to transform many disadvantaged areas, but communities, best placed to know what their neighbourhoods need and what works, usually thrive when they’re given the power to tackle these issues themselves.”
 
Community businesses are organisations rooted in a local area. They range from skate parks to libraries, tea rooms to vineyards and have a combined market income of £1.2bn in England, according to recent research [1]. Community businesses in England also employ 35,500 paid staff and 119,500 volunteers. Community Business Weekend is an opportunity to showcase what’s possible when local people take control and demonstrate their value to the local economy and society.
 
To find out about other Community Business Weekend events in the area and for more information about the Weekend, visit www.communitybusinessweekend.org.

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Volunteer Fair at Ventnor Botanic Garden Saturday 13th January 2018

Another opportunity for our Volunteer Co-ordinator Kerri, to meet with new volunteers!

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Cowes Community Lunch Sunday 5th June 2017

Held at Northwood House and a great opportunity for some of our team to meet you all!

Cowes Community Lunch Sunday 5 June 2017

 

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Community Business Weekend – OPEN DAY – Friday 6th October 2017 – 10am-3pm

Storeroom is at 1 Mariners Way, Cowes, PO31 8PD.

Find Storeroom Education at 25,26 Somerton Industrial Park, Somerton Estate, Cowes, PO31 8PA – literally just a stone’s throw from Storeroom.

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are pleased and proud to say our volunteers received this award on 2 June 2017. The award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

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Publication of our group’s details appeared in a special edition of The London Gazette published on 02 June (available to view online). We received a signed certificate from Her Majesty The Queen; (presented locally by the Lord Lieutenant) along with a commemorative English Crystal.

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The work Storeroom does for the community was very much admired by the Independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017 represents a tremendous achievement for our organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly our volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents.

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