Community Compass to help Malpas residents 'find a way out of loneliness'
Community Compass, a new, Brightlife-funded social enterprise helping to reduce loneliness, is celebrating its arrival in Malpas with a free Community Event at Jubilee Hall on Saturday 2nd April.
Over the coming months, Community Compass will be running a series of 'Compass Clubs' in Malpas, providing community-based activities designed to help people of all ages find a way out of loneliness. Joining a Compass Club gives older people the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy new things whilst staying active, independent and involved.
The free Community Event, held at Jubilee Hall from 10am-2pm on Saturday 2nd April 2016, will feature Compass Club taster sessions for everything from poetry and creative writing to knitting and badminton.
There will be a chance to chat to Community Compass founders Yvonne Boyle and Simone Cobbold, and to meet representatives from Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Brio Leisure (owners of Malpas Sports Centre). There will also be free refreshments, including afternoon tea.
"We are proud to be launching Community Compass in Malpas," says co-founder Simone Cobbold. "It is a wonderful community and we hope that our free Community Event will be a great opportunity for residents to come and find out more about us and what we are doing to tackle loneliness in the area."
Community Compass is an official 'Champion' for Get Creative, the new BBC campaign to encourage participation in creative activities. The Malpas Community Event on 2nd April coincides with Get Creative Day, when Get Creative Champions across the UK will be holding free events to bring people together and celebrate creativity in all its forms.