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Coffee group offers a varied programme

The RVS Thursday Afternoon Coffee Group with Morpeth Mayor Nic Best, Mayoress Mrs Joan Howard and Deputy Mayor Alison Byard.

The RVS Thursday Afternoon Coffee Group with Morpeth Mayor Nic Best, Mayoress Mrs Joan Howard and Deputy Mayor Alison Byard.

The organiser of a weekly session at a Morpeth venue where people can listen to interesting talks and enjoy a range of activities hopes her efforts to help it go from strength-to-strength will be successful.

Pauline Chisholm, who is a volunteer for the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), formed the RVS Thursday Afternoon Coffee Group in Stobhill in December.

One of the organisation’s aims is to provide those who would like to meet new people, have a chat, find out more about various subjects and try new things or resume a craft with somewhere to go each week and an engaging programme.

She discovered that St Aidan’s Parish Hall on Grange Road was free on Thursday afternoons and since then, there have been talks on the Victorian Tunnels and war memorials in the region among other subjects, as well as from the Morpeth Gadgy, crafts have included silk painting and sugar crafting and members have also done some dance exercising.

Mrs Chisholm said: “Those who come along say they really enjoy the sessions and they are especially important for people with limited mobility who don’t get out of the house much.

“Hopefully, we will get more group members and some volunteers who are able to help out once a month as we don’t get any funding for these sessions.”

Member Mary Elder said: “I look forward to these afternoons because there’s always something different for us to do or listen to each week.”

Each session takes place from 1pm to 3pm – refreshments are provided. For more information, call 01668 260248 or 01670 517706.

 

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