Tag Archives: Friendship

Thursday Café at St John’s

A new Thursday Morning Café opens tomorrow (Thursday, November 11) in the Sumner Room at St John’s Church at 10am until noon. There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits and a chance to meet and chat with other people.

For the moment the café will be on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month but it may grow to weekly if there are enough helpers.  The Thursday Morning Café is for everyone, so please come along if you are free on a Thursday.  Please tell anyone you know about this as well.

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Support a neighbour

Have you got a few hours to spare? Could you help someone who needs company or assistance with practical tasks?

Farnham Neighbours’ Network, a new buddying initiative, aims to build sustainable friendship in Farnham, fostering neighbourliness, providing practical support and combating loneliness.

This local network is looking for volunteers: people with good listening skills and an hour or so to spare each week who are interested in getting to know someone new . In the current lockdown, the focus is on supporting people and combatting loneliness through social phone calls, which means you can safely volunteer from home.

In the longer term, volunteers will be needed to support others with learning how to use a new piece of technology; to do some light DIY and gardening; to go for walks and more, in line with the ambition to have a network which supports the needs and wishes of the town’s residents.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or simply finding our more. click on the link here or email the coordinator Erin Beesley: erin.beesley@farnhammaltings.com

The FNN coordinator links volunteers up with a neighbour based on proximity, interests and the support they are happy to give. All volunteers receive a DBS check and will be given full support to ensure they feel confident and safe in volunteering.

Farnham Neighbours Network is run by Farnham Maltings in partnership with Farnham Town Council.

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