‘Cuppa and a Chat’

Dear All,

I am writing to inform you that we are opening Greenmount Church and Greenmount Old School for ‘Cuppa and a Chat’ sessions in order to welcome those in our community who have been feeling lonely and isolated and a little anxious about stepping out into the community after such a long time in lockdown. This is being done through Bury Council’s Isolation and Loneliness initiative, everything will be done under strict Covid risk assessment rules.

These sessions will be run by volunteers in Greenmount who wish to help this transition run smoothly and allow residents to meet face to face in a socially distant capacity. Following government guidelines, we would ask that you wear a mask until seated and use the hand sanitiser provided. Our volunteers will help to provide a safe environment for you to have a brew and a chat with each other.  I feel this will help tremendously in creating a gentle transition to us all meeting up again in the future.

We intend to begin these sessions on Monday 29th March with times as follow:

Monday and Wednesday 10.30 till 12 noon in Greenmount Church.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2pm – 4pm in Greenmount Old School.

I must stress that this ‘drop in’ is intended for those residents who have been isolated and lonely and I am afraid they are not for family groups at this time.

The poster attached will be displayed at various points in the local area and there will be a leaflet posted through every household door shortly.  In the meantime, if you are aware of any individual who would benefit from this, please let them know.

With best wishes,

Julie Southworth

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