Monthly Archives: September 2016

A day out at Cleveleys

A day out at Cleveleys

Levenshulme Good Neighbours had a great day out at Cleveleys.  We hitched a ride with the Northmoor Luncheon club and took Good Neighbours and their befrienders. With an average age of 90 years old, many of those who came along on the day would not have been able to attend without the one to one support of their befrienders. Therefore, the trip was a fantastic opportunity to get out of the house. It was really nice to have befrienders along. It really made it a special day, as people were able to spend time with each other outside of their normal befriending environments.

A Trip to Gorton Monastery

A Trip to Gorton Monastery

LGN took forty older people and their volunteers to Gorton Monastery for a tour, tea and cake supported by the People’s Health Lottery. The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery, is a 19th-century former Franciscan friary in Manchester.  It was a real joy to hear so many older people sharing… Continue Reading

Visiting Blue Planet

Visiting Blue Planet

Levenshulme Good Neighbours enjoyed a trip to Blue Planet Aquarium supported by the People’s Health Lottery. Forty older people and their volunteers join us for the day and we had a really wonderful time. The trip included lots of wheelchair users and people who can face barriers when leaving the home. Therefore, our volunteers were… Continue Reading

Dumpling Making Workshops

Dumpling Making Workshops

Levenshulme Good Neighbours approached the idea of making pierogi with Polish cooking experts ‘Heart and Parcel’, with their usual enthusiasm for doing something different. Pierogi are filled dumplings of East European origin. Each person rolled out and cut their own pierogi shapes, and then filled and shaped them. There were three different types of filling:… Continue Reading

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