Volunteer Profile: Nicky Gill

A very happy new year to everyone in Limpsfield and the surrounding areas.  While we're still in a christmassy mood, the festively-dressed Nicky Gill is our volunteer of the month for January!  

Nicky is a familiar face in the stores having lived in Limpsfield most of her life and has been a volunteer for over 12 years, 11 of which have been spent behind the post office counter.  Although she now lives in Warlingham, Nicky still views Limpsfield as “home” and loves everything about it, including the views, the woods, the golf course, the chart and of course, the people! 

Nicky grew up in Priest Hill Lodge – right by the Stores – where she lived with her parents and attended Laverock school (which for those who haven’t been around for as long, was a girls’ school that used to inhabit the spot where Hazelwood Larks is now). 

A former teacher, Nicky is also a Librarian at Warlingham Community Library.  She's also a keen actor and singer, was a member of St Peter’s Choir and regularly treads the boards for the Oxted Players, Merstham Amateur Dramatic Society and Warlingham Am Dram!   

Don't mess with her, as she's particuarly skilled with a needle and loves sewing, knitting and crochet. 

Chocolate Viennese Whirls are her particular weakness in the treat department! 

Volunteer Profile: Charmian Gilbert

Charmian Gilbert Memorial Stores

This month's superstar volunteer is the effervescent, Charmian Gilbert! A long-standing resident of Limpsfield, Charmian lived in Detillens Lane for 10 years before moving to Dwelly Lane in Staffhurst Wood, where she has now lived for 51 years!   

She married her husband, John at St Peter’s Church and both daughters also live in the village.

Charmian enjoys a good laugh and her smiley face and warm personality has been welcoming customers into Memorial Stores for over five years.

Aside from helping in the Stores, Charmian sings in a local choir that raises funds for various charities. She also enjoys gardening, swimming, yoga, walking, spending time with her family and visiting National Trust properties.

She’s a sucker for our Carrot Cake, her favourite treat amongst the huge variety of delicious cakes and biscuits on sale!  

Come and see our Christmas selection!

If you're looking for festive food, tasty stocking fillers or beautifully packaged presents, we have a huge selection of delicious Christmas cakes, biscuits, special chocolates and all your favourite traditional Christmas treats! Stop by and say hello.  

Volunteer Profile: Marlene Hind

Memorial Stores

Say Guten Tag to our exotically-named November Volunteer - Marlene Hind! 

German born Marlene is originally from Bremen, but has lived in Britain since she was married around 55 years ago!  

She now lives with her husband in Limpsfield Chart, where she’s been a resident for 10 years. 

Marlene has been a dedicated and regular volunteer at Memorial Stores for over three years.

She loves needlework and embroidery (but not knitting!), music and gardening.