Sign up for the last couple of organised free summer events and see what else is happening as part of the new friendship group for adults in Kirklees via the Friendlees Facebook group…
The new Friendlees group in partnership with TSL Kirklees and HappyU has been making a splash in the local press and is gathering momentum. The group now has a voluntary committee to help things run smoothly and is staying true to its original aim to be member-led, with any group member able to post or organise an event and invite other members to join them. Current activities include pop concerts, meals, coffee & pub meet-ups, day retreats, family fun days, football and rounders, book clubs, canal boat & train trips, with events scheduled right up to Christmas.
The next Summer of Fun free event is this Saturday at Wilton Park, Batley and includes a guided walk, music, poetry and afternoon tea. Book via Facebook or contact Kelly on 07853 416740.
TSL Kirklees, in partnership with Happy U, has launched a new pilot project, with seed funding from Kirklees Council. The idea behind Friendlees is that any of us, whatever age, due to circumstances beyond our control and life changes such as a bereavement, divorce or moving house, can find ourselves lonely or isolated and in need of some new friends to socialise with.
Friendlees host and co-ordinator, Kelly Williams says:
We all know what it feels like to want to go to that new show, film or gig, but not have anyone to go with. Friendlees will help you make connections and find shared interest without it being scary. We want everyone to feel welcome, relaxed and pleased that they came along – and you never know, you might find a few new friends along the way.
The project is being launched with a series of 6 free events and activities all over Kirklees, including walks, trips, music, dancing, and sing-along cinema. In addition, people can join the Friendlees group on Facebook, and host a coffee catch-up or pub meet-up in their local area and invite other members to join them, or they can suggest events that they’d like to go to and see if other members would like to go along.
The Summer of Fun events, run between June and September, starting with a 5.5 mile Castle Hill walk on 23rd June, with coffee stop at the top whilst admiring the view, and optional pint at The Golden Cock in Farnley Tyas.