A note to our Volunteers.

First of all let me say that we are grateful to everyone who offers time and their body for a Workshop.
However, at least every day I receive several emails from people who have asked to be on our Volunteer List for Workshops
(over one hundred) asking when they are going to occur. At this stage I can't tell you when or if and there is no way that every
one of you who has registered an interest could be involved!

Now, luckily for us we have been quite busy which means the Apprentices have been getting into a lot of sessions and have been
having a great deal of "hands-on" experience. Naturally this is a lot better than a Workshop environment as they can participate in the activity
within the context of the session. More importantly for them they often gain a small tip which helps them a great deal at this stage of their career. One of the reasons an apprentice will drop off is when she doesn't earn enough money to support herself so we do tend to encourage "in session training" above Workshops although they of course do have their place and can be very beneficial.

I will let EVERYONE know when we are going to hold a Workshop however emailing several times daily does get to be rather annoying.