‘Full of Life’ comes to Berkeley!

Community Fayre Thursday 5 May

The ‘Full of Life’ community fayre comes to Berkeley early next month with a free community event taking place at the Berkeley Arms in Cannonbury Street on Thursday 5th May from 11am-2pm.

The event is to celebrate the launch of ‘Full of Life’ in the town; a local project with funding from Gloucestershire County Council’s Community Chest Fund focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of older people, helping people to stay active and feel connected in their community.

The free ‘drop-in’ style event is open to everyone and will include a range of activity taster sessions for people to try, information stalls, sandwiches, tea & coffee, together with some musical entertainment too from 1940’s singer Richard Love.  Activities organised include therapeutic massage, gentle exercise tasters, circus fun and quizzes.  There will be the opportunity to find out about local clubs and groups, together with information stands from a range of organisations including Healthwatch Gloucestershire, British Red Cross, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, U3A, Barnwood Trust, Severn Wye Energy Agency and Telecare.

Full of Life - exercise taster

The event is being organised by community organisation World Jungle who have delivered a number of similar events in the county.  Fiona Campbell from World Jungle said:

“We are delighted to be able to extend this project to support people living around Berkeley and Sharpness.   Lots of local groups and support organisations will be joining us on the day and we hope it will be a great way to raise awareness and kick off this project in the town, helping people to get active and feel a part of their community.”

Over the coming months the project will be running regular activity sessions at venues in both Berkeley and Sharpness promoting physical and mental health, nutrition, community connection and digital inclusion.  There will also be free training available to volunteers around how to support older people maintain their independence in later life and stay active in their community.  Focus will be given as well to ensuring a greater awareness of the services and activities available locally, with a directory being put together to promote local groups and help make accessing information and signposting people to services and activities much easier.

For more information, please contact Fiona Campbell at World Jungle on 07474976403, email info@worldjungle.org.uk  or visit the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk  .

FOL community events