From 10am until 11ish on Wednesday morning, drop by for a socially-distanced chat with Kath and some of the Friendship Cafe volunteers. We’ll be sitting outside the (locked) hall doors on Locket Road next to the bus stop, talking to passers-by and plotting our next move. If lots of people show up, we’ll section off some of the car park. Sorry, no cafe or toilet access yet, but the company is good!
Online Friendship Cafe continues to meet every Wednesday. Drop in any time between 1 and 2.30pm by clicking the link HERE. (You don’t need to enter any code- If you don’t have Zoom installed, just follow the prompts.) We often go on till 3pm, but some sessions may finish earlier in August.
Our Friendship Cafe was, pre-lockdown, a thriving hub of food, fun and fellowship each Wednesday. We hope it soon will be again, but we won’t be back to anything like ‘normal’ opening until we can be confident of doing so in a covid-safe way. Meanwhile, we are doing our best to all keep in touch. Phone any time.
Please join us as we meet each Wednesday on Zoom. Bring your own sandwiches! You are welcome to just pop in and listen, or to participate as fully as you wish in our conversations. Here is a recording some of us made on the spur of the moment to give you a quick glimpse into Online Friendship Cafe!
Board games, craft sessions, and, of course, eating together have been part of Friendship Cafe since the start. Not all of these activities are possible online, but some of them are. As well as catching up with each others’ news & discussing plans for Saturday night quizzes and other future activities, we have recently been supporting Harrow Healthwatch, and trying to work out how to help others join our online community.
Since mid 2019 we have been working on a project to help people who want to get connected online, which still is progressing, thanks to a grant from the Good Things Foundation.
It was easier to help before the pandemic… but we are doing all we can to help those who want to learn to use new technology in lockdown, providing help over the landline
Get in touch to find out more.
Keep an eye on this page for updates about when we will be able to meet back in the hall, and what we will be doing when we can.