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The Cotton Millers Club

- a monthly club for adults with learning difficulties.

The Cotton Millers Club:
a monthly club for adults with learning difficulties

The Cotton Millers club was set up in October 2000 as part of the community work of Holymoorside United Reformed Church.

It is a monthly club for adults with learning difficulties in Holymoorside and Chesterfield which meets in the United Reformed Church Hall in Holymoorside. In the summer months extra activities are organised away from the Church Hall.

The aim of the Club is to provide a friendly atmosphere for up to twenty such people to 'get out of the house' and mix with other people, to offer them a variety of stimulating and enjoyable activities.

The club is led by the 'members' as much as possible . In October each year we hold a club AGM at which we summarise the years events, present the accounts, and decide on future events for the coming year.

The club is managed on a month to month basis by the Club Secretary and Club Treasurer, with volunteer 'helpers' on each night. The minister of the church is 'ex-officio' chairman.

The 'helpers' (who are all volunteers) and 'members' are not restricted to church people.

The club is expected to be financially independent of the church, and to pay for the use of the premises. The Clubs accounts are examined alongside the Churches accounts according to the requirements of the Charities Act, and as such are approved by the Church's AGM.

The club reports regularly to the Church Meeting of the church, and is expected to adhere to the Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, and Child Protection policies of the church.