A coffee club that helps to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst over 55s has received support from the Borough Council’s Reach Rushcliffe project, enabling the group to grow and flourish with over 30 attendees now meeting up each week.
Residents can meet new people and enjoy refreshments in a relaxed and friendly setting at the Wednesday Morning Coffee Club in Ruddington that provides a warm space to vulnerable residents in a safe environment.
It takes place every Wednesday at St Peter’s Room between 10am and midday. All are welcome to walk-in and there’s a voluntary donation of £1.
Through the Reach Rushcliffe initiative which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation by supporting local projects, the coffee club organisers, Gwen Eyre and Carol Jaggers, received a grant which has contributed to venue hire and tea and coffee costs for throughout the year.
The Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change, Cllr Abby Brennan, recently met group organisers to see how the coffee club supports local residents and provides a warm space for people to socialise, pictured above.