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New women’s social group springs up in Bury

1 February 2018
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A new women’s group offering participants an opportunity to socialise and learn new skills is launching in Bury.

With funding from Sanctuary Housing’s Grand Ideas Fund, the New Springs Community Project Group will be holding a series of taster sessions with the aim of establishing an ongoing women’s social group for the Springs Estate.

The sessions will be taking place at the New Springs Community Project Group Activity Centre, in Dorset Drive, on Wednesdays, offering a variety of activities including sewing workshops, a cookery course and craft and yoga sessions.

Organisers hope the new group will provide a welcoming environment for residents to learn new skills, access social and employment opportunities and get to know more people from their local community.

The full list of taster sessions taking place is:

  • 7 February, 12-2.30pm – Learn to sew/banner making
  • 14 February, 11am-2pm – Valentine’s cookery class
  • 28 February, 12-2.30pm – Activity to be confirmed
  • 7 March, 12-2.30pm – Introduction to yoga

Lucy Cooke, of New Springs Community Project Group, said: “We already deliver a wide range of activities, events and training opportunities and are always looking to expand our offering to the local community.

“We believe there is an appetite for a women’s social group and these taster sessions are a fantastic opportunity for people to find out more and get involved.”

Lyndsey Cassidy, Sanctuary’s area manager, added: “We are always looking to invest in our communities and support projects that help our residents learn new skills and lead happy and healthy lives.”

The sessions are free and are open to all women in Bury, with priority given to Sanctuary and Springs Tenant Management Co-operative residents.

A light lunch will be served at the end of each session, offering participants the chance to talk about their long-term plans and ambitions for the group.

For more information, or to book a place, email springscommunityproject@btconnect.com or call 07960 402368.

This project is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund, which is currently accepting applications from community projects benefiting Sanctuary residents and their communities. To find out more about the fund, please call 01905 335411, email community@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or read About the Grand Ideas fund.


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