No need to be lonely thanks to Downend Connect
Published on: 09 Oct 2015
I DIDN’T realise all this went on in this area! That was the response from one of the dozens of people who turned out for the 2015 Downend Connect event.
The aim was to showcase services and activities on offer locally, especially those for older people.
A host of organisations were represented at the free event, which was held at Downend Library.
They included SironaCare and Health, South Glos Handyvan, Bristol Area Stroke Foundation, Remap, Lincombe Barn, Sporting Memories, Badminton Gardens, Badminton Road Methodist Church, Downend Baptist Church, Christ Church, Wellaware, Fire Service home safety checks, Re:mapping, Sassy Gifts, Christians Against Poverty, Downend Lace Tatting, Staple Hill Royal British Legion, South Glos Community Learning, South Glos and Stroud College, Downend Library.
Also there were the Downend Library Knit and Natter group, formed after the first Downend Connect in 2013. The group meets every Monday morning and members’ latest project has been knitting “Twiddlemuffs” for people with dementia, for which they have received a letter of thanks from North Bristol NHS Trust.
Tea and cake were served and many visitors said they had had a very enjoyable and informative afternoon.
Downend Connect is organised by Downend& Bromley Heath Parish Council and supported by Downend Voice.