Good Companions (Wednesday) Club

In a quiet corner of Shrewsbury there is a very special Club that meets every Wednesday from 10.00am to 3pm. This little haven is called the Good Companions Club.

It is not organised by Day Services but is run by a very experienced team of volunteers and comes under the general ‘umbrella’ of Shrewsbury Mencap.

The club caters for all ages and abilities, with both men and women who have a learning and/or physical disability. Members who need a bit more support come along with their carers so that everyone can enjoy their day to the maximum level. As everyone arrives they find a cuppa and biscuit awaiting them, but more importantly, lots of friends for a warm welcome and chat.

This relaxed atmosphere provides opportunity for lots of self chosen activities before lunch, such as craft, music, games and puzzles, all undertaken either with or without guidance. Then comes a two course buffet lunch and a drink. When this is over there is usually some form of group participation, where everybody who wants to can listen to the guest entertainers or musicians, or join in the line dancing, yoga or singing. The afternoon is brought to a close with tea and cake. It is a perfect recipe for having a fulfilling, satisfying day with ones friends and having fun.

There is a small charge to cover the expenses of the food etc but the event is partially subsidised by Shrewsbury Mencap.

The Club is very popular and they have to keep an eye on the number wanting to attend both from the point of view of safety, balance of abilities and of course catering! Anyone wanting more details or wishing to attend should contact Miriam Hulme on 01743 358698.

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