Following on from the success of our Dove Buddies social/friendship group in Stoke-on-Trent, which has been running since December 2017, we are pleased to announce we have now added two NEW Dove Buddies groups serving Cheshire, running in Congleton and Northwich.
‘Dove Buddies’ is our social/friendship group for adults who are finding it difficult to get out and meet other people following the loss of a loved one; helping to combat loneliness within local communities. The group provides an opportunity to meet new people and find out what’s happening socially in your area, plus lots more!
All we ask is £1 donation for a brew and a biscuit and to be greeted by a welcoming face. We also throw in the occasional general knowledge quiz to test your skills, at times we offer a little bit of gentle exercise (low impact boxing, Tai Chi etc.), we offer talks from local groups (fire service, healthy eating/nutrition etc.) and in the summer months we try to arrange visits to some beautiful local attractions to take in a bit of our local history.
NEW Venues Added – Congleton & Northwich
Congleton Group – Congleton URC (United Reformed Church), Antrobus Street, Congleton CW12 1HE
The group meets up fortnightly on Wednesday mornings (see dates below). No advance booking is required, please report to the foyer of the Church – the group runs from 10.00am to 11.30am (£1 Donation for refreshments)
N.B. The Church has very limited parking, however pay & display parking is available on the car park opposite.
Forthcoming Congleton Dates (10.00am to 11.30am)
Wed 1st May 2019
Wed 15th May 2019
Wed 29th May 2019
Wed 12th June 2019
Wed 26th June 2019
Wed 10th July 2019
Wed 24th July 2019
Wed 7th August 2019
Wed 21st August 2019
Northwich Group – Victoria Road Children’s Centre, Neumann Street, Northwich CW9 5UT
The group meets up fortnightly on Tuesday mornings (see dates below). No advance booking is required, please report to the main Reception desk of the Children’s Centre and ask for Dove Buddies (The Dove Service) – the group runs from 10.00am to 11.30am (£1 Donation for refreshments)
N.B. The Children’s Centre has some free on-site parking available, plus free parking on the road outside.
Forthcoming Northwich Dates (10.00am to 11.30am)
Tues 14th May 2019
Tues 28th May 2019
Tues 11th June 2019
Tues 25th June 2019
Tues 9th July 2019
Tues 23rd July 2019
Tues 6th August 2019
Tues 20th August 2019
Stoke-on-Trent Group – Community Room, M&S Wolstanton Store, Wolstanton Retail Park, N-U-L ST5 0AP
Our Dove Buddies group for adults within Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire meet up on a monthly basis within the Community Room located on the First Floor of the M&S Wolstanton store (off the A500 Northbound sliproad). The group runs usually on a Tuesday morning (10.30am to 12.00pm) and it’s just a £1 donation for refreshments. (N.B. At times the group is held on a Wednesday morning due to availability of facilities)
N.B. FREE Parking is available on the M&S Car Park and the room is accessible via lift/escalator)
Forthcoming S-O-T Dates (10.30am to 12.00pm)
Tues 21st May 2019
Wed 19th June 2019
Tues 23rd July 2019 (no group held in August)
Tues 17th September 2019
Tues 22nd October 2019