We meet every Thursday afternoon from 2 pm until 4 pm. Many have had a long, lonely time of it during the COVID Pandemic. We at Dorset Gardens want to meet our friends and neighbours again after too long in isolation. You are all welcome to come along for tea, coffee, cake, games and activities... and most importantly chat and fellowship.
"I often go to a weekly get together at our local Methodist Church. It’s not a religious meeting but lots of folk just get together, we have tea and coffee, biscuits and cake, it’s an open house. We sit and have lovely chats and play board games, knit and crochet, paint, do arty things, etc. If it is someone’s birthday we’ll celebrate and we’ve had the odd sing song.
I’ve met some fabulous people there and had all sorts of conversations with people. Some are a little lonely, some are lost. I worked in the NHS for 25 years so you can imagine the things I experienced and the people that I met. It feels really good to be able to draw on those things and just to be able to talk to folk, it’s a real tonic for me too. I’ve never really played chess, never understood it, but one of my friends has pledged that he’ll start to teach my next week." M.
Tearaway Tots (Parent & Toddler Group)
Tearaway Tots is a ‘drop-in’ group that meets every Thursday (except during school holidays) in the Main Hall. The first session starts at 9.30 am and the second session at 11 am. The age range is 0-4 years and there are plenty of toys for the children to play with. Tea and coffee are provided for the adults and a healthy snack for the children. Click here for details.
The Knitting Group is open to anyone. We meet in the Small Hall on the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 noon. The group knits for a variety of different charities, including:-
‘Sleep Suits’ for stillborn babies, hats, cardigans and cot blankets for the “Trevor Mann Baby Unit”, and also large blankets (single bed size), cardigans, jumpers, scarves, hats and gloved for various orphanages and charities.