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Rotherham Samaritans: Whatever you're facing - we're here to listen. Call free day or night on 116 123. Samaritans are always looking for volunteers, either listening on the phone or supporting the branch in other ways. To find out more visit samaritans.org/rotherham.

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE: Rotherham support group can be contracted on 07984 320948 (email: [email protected]).

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ROTHERHAM GIZMO: An online directory of community groups and services in the borough. Organisations and groups can register for free online to upload information about what they do, and their contact details. Once registered you can update your information at any time. You can find out more about it by calling 01709 829 821or Email [email protected] Visit our website at www.rotherhamgismo.org.uk

WEEKLY ADULT AUTISM AND ADHD MEET-UPS: Rotherham Adult Neurodiversity Support Service (RANSS), every two weeks, Friday morning meet-ups at Geek Retreat, Howard St, Rotherham. Next event is Friday, August 5, 10.30am-noon. For all neurodiverse adults (autistic and / or ADHD). Free hot or cold drink for all booked attendees. Booking essential, see www.ranss.co.uk/events For queries contact RANSS on 01709 296262 or email [email protected]

UNITED MULTICULTURAL CENTRE: Healthy Holidays Summer Club for children who receive free school meals starting Monday, July 25, at United Multicultural Centre, 59-63 Carlisle Street, Rotherham, S65 1HA. Mobile 07458304136. Four days a week from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm, age five to 16 years old, a free hot meal will be provided. Activities to include: Weekly zumba exercise session, arts and crafts, sand bottle art, sand camouflage art, basketball, football, cricket, table tennis, canvas portrait drawing/painting, digital arts, trip to Doncaster Wildlife Park, picnic in the park, trip to RSPB Dearne Valley Old Moor Wetlands and Other Outdoor Activities.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION ROTHERHAM BRANCH: We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at our new venue for meetings Silverwood Miners Welfare, Dalton, at noon. We are committed to helping veterans of the RAF and their families in times of need. Serving personnel and ex RAF veterans are always welcome. For membership details contact [email protected] or telephone 07973 827479.

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WEEKLY WELLBEING WALK FOR NEURODIVERSE ADULTS - CLIFTON PARK: Rotherham Adult Neurodiversity Support Service, Wednesday wellbeing walk. For all neurodiverse adults (autistic and / or ADHD) Meet near Clifton Park Museum at 1pm on Wednesdays (set off at 1:15pm). Booking essential, see www.ranss.co.uk/events For queries contact RANSS on 01709 296262 or email [email protected]

ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: Upcoming walks: Saturday, August 6, a choice of two walks, an easy six mile walk at Edlington and Wadworth Woods led by John Short 07743089479, meet at 10am at Edlington Pit wood car park, Broomhouse Lane, DN12 1ES. Saturday August 6, five churches walk led by Anne Seymour 01709 557211 or 07958522053. Meet at 10am in Todwick car park adjacent to St Peter and St Paul’s church, S26 1DL. See www.ramblers.org.uk/rotherham-metro for more information.

ROTHERHAM MINSTER & ST PAUL’S MASBROUGH: Our churches are open for Sunday worship from 10.30am. Rotherham Minster is also open to the public Tuesday to Saturday during the week. Oasis — 30 minutes of peace and meditation - is held in Rotherham Minster every Tuesday from 1pm. Please visit rotherhamminster.co.uk for more details and specific timings.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE TRANSPORT MUSEUM: We are always looking for new volunteers/members. Enquiries to the Museum at [email protected] or contact Rotherham Volunteer Centre on 01709 834451 Please see our website for further information www.sytm.co.uk

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WEEKLY ALLOTMENT PROJECT FOR NEURODIVERSE ADULTS: Rotherham Adult Neurodiversity Support Services staff and volunteers will be at Rawmarsh, Rectory Road Allotments, Vessey Street, Rawmarsh, every Wednesday from 1-7pm, there is no obligation to stay for the entire session. There will be a diverse range of gardening and horticultural tasks that you could take part in. We will provide PPE, gloves, ear defenders, goggles etc. and all the tools. Please bring/wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Please see https://www.ranss.co.uk/events/ranss-allotment-project4 for more details and to complete a booking form. While the allotment is in Rawmarsh we welcome residents from all across the borough. For more information please contact Mike Horne 07566778307 or the RANSS office on 01709 296262.

PARKINSON'S UK - ROTHERHAM BRANCH: Meet at Herringthorpe United Reform Church, 1-3pm on the second Monday of every moth at Wickersley Road Rotherham S60 4JN. For more information please contact Micheal Speight, [email protected] or call 07790229134

ROTHERHAM SAFE HAVEN: Safe Haven is currently in need of volunteers and trustees, if you or someone you know could help and would like more information please contact Barrie Thomas via email [email protected] or 01709532203.

LIFE ACT: Life Act is a fully inclusive theatre company for people with disabilities and they meet every Tuesday afternoon in Rotherham. They create exciting theatre pieces that they perform at schools and in the community. People are welcome to come along, try out a session and see whether it’s something they’d like to do. Members are very friendly and sessions are always good fun. Meetings are held at St James Church Hall, Cambridge Street, S65 2SX every Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Please contact [email protected] or call 07786 667137 www.roarlifeact.com

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FUN PALACES: A celebration across Rotherham by the community, for the community, with activities for people to join. Do you want to get together with people from your local community? Do you want to have fun and make new friends? Do you have an interest you would like to share? Then why not create or support a local Fun Palace! If you are an individual and you have a skill you would like to share, or you are a group and want to get involved, please email Rotherham’s Fun Palace Ambassador [email protected] or 01709 334476 her usual working days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

FREE COFFEE MORNING: Rotherham Federation are hosting a free beach themed coffee morning on Thursday, August 18, 10.30am-12.30pm at Springwell Gardens Community Center, Eastwood View, Rotherham, S65 1NH. Children are welcome and we will have activities available to keep them occupied whilst you chill and chat. We hope to have various professionals in attendance. For more information or to confirm your attendance please call 01709 368515 or email [email protected]


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