Wheathampstead Friends

Thanks to Covid-19 everything is on hold with the exception of the Food Bank which continues to operate with safety procedures.

We have found a new coordinator for our visiting service and hope to restart it in 2020.

To be attended to and listened to is a valuable gift both to give and to receive.  It can ease the pain and distress of those difficult aspects of life which affect us all at one time or another.

If you are interested in helping by visiting those in the village who would like some contact from us please e-mail the Administrator on  whstdfrds@gmail.com.  You are invited to come to a meeting in the Mead Hall, East Lane, Wheathampstead on Tuesday 10th March at 19:45 to learn more.

If you would like to talk further about helping then please feel free to contact Christine Anstice, christine.anstice@yahoo.co.uk.

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Wheathampstead is a village noted for its friendliness. But, there are always some in our midst suffering emotional, financial or practical hardships, who need the help of a ‘good neighbour’.

Wheathampstead Friends are a group of committed volunteers with a wide range of experience willing to offer confidential help and support in the following areas:

Bereavement: Rennie Grove Hospice now provide a telephone service.  (More details on our Bereavement page).

Wheathampstead Dementia Wellbeing Group: Coffee morning Mead Hall every first and third Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00.

Food Bank: Hilldyke Community Centre every Thursday 12:30 – 14:30 for anyone in need.

Intergenerational Project: an opportunity for senior members of our community to exchange experiences and enjoy hospitality in our local schools.  Visits are advertised a month in advance.

Visiting:  We shall be restarting this service for new referrals in 2020.  We aim to provide anyone who feels they need the support of a friend with a visitor who can help when times are difficult.