As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted, we’re very excited to be able to restart some elements of our face to face activity programme. Currently on offer are:
Walking Football at Whaley Bridge Memorial Park 3G pitch, top of Park Road SK23 7DJ at 2pm on Wednesdays. Arthur is the activator; contact him for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gentle Walks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information click here or email Malcolm at email@example.com
Walking Netball at Manor Park Glossop SK13 7QT. The first session is on Monday 19 April; meet at the tennis courts for a 10.45am start. Vicky’s in charge! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
We’re also hoping to offer our Men’s Club and Chess Club soon. Please contact Malcolm at email@example.com for more details.
The Be Well Bugle’s July edition is available to read online now. If you’d like a hard copy, please contact the editor, Malcolm Bradford, at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Jayne on 07590 839421.
Volunteer with Be Well!
Our volunteers are a vital part of how we’re able to deliver our activities. If you’d like to volunteer with us, we’re always looking for people who want to try something new, and help make a real difference to people’s lives.
Right now, we’re looking for volunteers for our Trio-Bike Joyride programme and for our Community Allotment.
You don’t need to have any prior experience to volunteer with us – just a willingness to get stuck in and help out.
Welcome to The Be Well Partnership, an innovative and energetic group of community businesses which are trying to change the world – or at least that bit of it around Glossop. We believe that a little bit of social and physical activity does you good and we work with GP surgeries, schools, local clubs and community groups to find ways to help people break the habits of inactivity, isolation and loneliness.
As it says above, we are a Wellbeing organisation and our aim is simply to do what we can to make people feel happier and be healthier.
Our Social Club meets every Tuesday from 1pm at Pure Vibes – formerly Whitfield Community Centre – on Ebenezer Street. It’s a chance for you to get out of your armchair and into the company of like-minded men and will be genuinely good for what ails you!
Our revamped Stroll and Natter programme has four walks each week categorised by the Walks for Health scheme as Very Easy. Using only trained walk leaders, we try to establish friendly supportive groups of walkers who value the opportunity to get out, join in with a positive initiative and get a little exercise. We are always pleased to welcome new faces.
Our Seated Movement to Music session is a fantastic way to relieve those daily aches and pains. You can have a boogie, join in with the songs and enjoy some low impact exercise. Many customers say how much better they feel afterwards.
With these sessions you get what it says on the tin, football with all the dashing about taken out. While our sessions mainly attract men of a certain age they are open to anyone who wants to try the fastest growing form of football in the UK. All you need is loose clothing, a pair of trainers and a sense of humour.
Inspired by seeing older men enjoying Walking Football our ladies asked us to sort out some Walking Netball for them and we were happy to oblige. We now have a thriving group who are keen to welcome new women who want a little gentle exercise and a lot of fun and laughter.
For the brain athletes out there our Chess Club meets every other Wednesday from 1.30pm-3.30pm upstairs at Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street. Check on our Weekly Programme Overview page see where we are in the cycle.
Every month we hold a Quiz with our very own Quizmaster Dave Wilson asking the questions. The Quiz helps raise funds to keep our weekly programme going but really it’s about people from all walks of life coming together and sharing an evening of laughter and a little – but just a little – intellectual rigour.
Everyone likes a sing-song and we know that singing together is great for your wellbeing so we are offering everybody the chance to blow the cobwebs away with a “right good sing” with our Singing for Fun Session. And, if you can’t sing for toffee, you’ll fit right in.