Welcome to the Friends of Farfield Mill news page! If you're not yet a Friend we hope you will become one! Read on to discover more about the benefits of membership and how to apply.
Our mission is to support Farfield Mill in as many ways as we can. Friends volunteer time and skills as well as money, such as assisting on the reception desk, offering DIY help where required, helping keep the carpark clean and tidy, organising workshops and a special Friends' Exhibition area, and helping out at craft fairs attended by Farfield Mill, to name just a smattering of how you can get involved. A small group of friends who like to spin and weave demonstrate twice weekly throughout the year, maintaining looms which have been donated to the Mill and showing visitors how they work.
Friends of Farfield have in the past contributed more than £10,000 to the Mill, through subscription fees and fund-raising events. We held our very popular wine-tasting evening, a plant sale, a Grand Draw raffle (with prizes from all of Farfield's Resident Artists) and we organised a series of Taster Workshops which attracted more than 100 people of all ages to the Mill. The funds we raised from these events went to purchase new equipment for the cafe and replaced several rotting windows. In addition all subscription fees went directly to the Mill to assist with keeping it open for your enjoyment!
Subscriptions for 2016-17 are £15 (single) and £25 (couple) which entitles you to visit Farfield Mill as often as you like, any day of the week, all year round (unless we're closed of course!) As a Friend you also receive a regular newsletter, invitations to exhibition previews and special fund-raising events, and advance notice of workshops.
How to become a Friend
If you would like to become a Friend and/or get involved with the Mill in any way please let us know. Call the Mill on 015396 21958 to leave your contact details.
We look forward to welcoming you to Farfield Mill and hope you will visit time and again!
FARFIELD MILL'S SECOND-HAND BOOK SHOP
'Since October last year, through the sales of books kindly donated by supportive friends and members of the public we have made the magnificent sum of £4000. This has gone directly into Mill funds. Thank you so much for giving your books and buying.
The bookshop itself is well stocked, but recently the amount of books coming in has dwindled. So, one year on – we are asking if you could again go through your own shelves, ask friends and neighbours and mention it far and wide so that we can hopefully build up our stocks again.
Also, we are going to sell good quality, second hand boxed games and jig-saws in the bookshop, and would also be grateful for any kind donations of those. Please bring them to the reception desk when you come, or we could collect.
Thank you again.'
No!, - Thank YOU, Dilys - you do a sterling job and put in tireless hours. The bookshop is a wonderful asset to the Mill and would be nowhere near the lovely cosy, organised shop it is without your efforts...