Smiles, laughter and music filled the Community Room in Dryleaze Court again this Tuesday as attendees of the weekly drop-in group celebrated a special birthday of one of the group’s organisers.
‘Let’s Get Together’ is a free and friendly group that meets every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Dryleaze Court in Wotton and is open to everyone to just ‘drop in’. There are always a variety of activities to enjoy including drawing, board games, poetry, singing and Graham playing ‘golden oldies’ on piano. It is all done in a relaxed and informal way with many people just going along to enjoy a cup of tea, biscuit and a friendly chat.
The group is organised by Fiona Campbell and Boo Radclyffe from local community organisation World Jungle with support from Stroud District Council. It is part of World Jungle’s ‘Full of Life’ programme focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of older people living across Cam, Dursley, Wotton, Berkeley and Sharpness. It aims to help combat issues of loneliness and isolation, bringing communities together and helping people to feel more confident, healthier and independent.
This week’s session was made even more special with the group surprising one of the organisers, Boo Radclyffe, with a beautiful basket of flowers for her birthday.
‘Full of Life’ Project Manager, Fiona Campbell from World Jungle said:
“We all really look forward to our Tuesday ‘get together’ in Wotton-u-Edge. This is such a lovely and open group and we would really encourage more people to come along and join in. You don’t have to live in Dryleaze to come, it is open to everyone and we promise a very warm welcome!”
Other ‘Full of Life’ sessions take place regularly at venues in Cam, Dursley, Berkeley and Sharpness. To find out more, please contact Fiona Campbell at World Jungle on 01453 548880 (Wed & Thurs only) mobile 07474976403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . For details of other local clubs, groups and support organisations, World Jungle has put together a useful online directory which is available by visiting www.worldjungle.org.uk/community .
World Jungle is also very keen to hear from anyone with an interest in volunteering in the community and offer a free training workshop based around how to help older people maintain their independence in later life and stay active in their community.