Winter HAF programme

We have provided food and activities for young people in Whitchurch who rely on free school dinners 20-22 December 2022. We offered three days of art, drama and cakemaking fun and a hot meal and food bag to take home to cover two more meals. We are grateful to HAF Shropshire for organising the scheme and funding.

Whitchurch Walking Football

Our walking football team is looking good in their new kit. They meet every Wednesday at 1pm at Prees Cricket Club and are looking for new members to join the team. If you or someone you know is 40+ and keen to get fit do contact James on 01948 258220 or email

National Volunteering week

We want to say a massive thank you to our volunteer community car drivers who have continued to provide this vital service enabling people to get to medical and vaccination appointments. They have gone above and beyond to meet the guidelines to transport anxious passengers safely and we know how grateful our community is for their service.

Help to gain confidence and feel better about yourself

Are you unemployed or on benefits and looking for ways to support your well-being in everyday life? We are offering an 11-week course starting on Tuesday 12 January for a small group of six participants where you can discover five ways to well-being. Do you want to feel supported and better about yourself? Do you want to be healthier and and learn something new? Do you want to be able to speak up for yourself and be better understood?

To sign up or find out more please contact us on 01948 258220 or email

Chilli and ice cream!

We had another lunch here with some very happy customers. Who doesn’t enjoy an ice cream sundae? Especially when it looks like this.

We have had some lovely feedback about how safe and special Lisa and Toby make people feel when they come. Some of our customers are anxious about leaving their homes so it is a real treat for them to have lunch out.

Joyce with Toby at our luncheon club

Monday Art is back!

We have divided our group into two small groups of five who will be coming to the centre every other Monday until the end of the year. The first group came today – 12 October – and worked with our new tutor Wendy. They enjoyed catching up with each other again and having the opportunity to get their paintbrushes out after a long time away.

We are not opening the groups up to new people at the moment but if you are interested in joining a group in the new year do contact us. Dependent on guidelines at the time we may be able to take on more or run more sessions.

Luncheon club update

Lunch went down a treat on Wednesday with some yummy pudding to cheer us up on a grey day. We love hearing the chat and having our cafe staff around and are looking forward to seeing them weekly from now on. Here are the menus for the next two weeks and bookings are already coming in so don’t miss out.