What's happening in and around Rotherham

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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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]

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 

ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: Rotherham Metro Ramblers are a friendly, welcoming group that walks every Saturday and Wednesday. Walks to suit everyone take place in the local Rotherham area or in areas of South and West Yorkshire, the White and Dark Peak areas of Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. Upcoming walks: Saturday, July 2, a moderate 10 mile circular walk from Daneshill Country Park led by John Short 07743089479. Meet at 10am at Daneshill Country Park car park, DN22 8RB. 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, and 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.

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PARKINSON'S UK - ROTHERHAM BRANCH: Meet at Herringthorpe United Reform Church, Wickersley Road Rotherham S60 4JN, on the second Monday of every month from 1pm. 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.

BIPOLAR UK: Let's talk bipolar, a new online support group open to anyone who is affected by bipolar who’s registered with a Rotherham GP. Every third Wednesday of the month. For details email: [email protected] and we will email you the online link.            

ROTHERHAM IN BLOOM: The hunt for the borough’s best gardens is now underway. The much-loved competition is open to both council and non-council tenants, meaning any Rotherham resident can apply. The competition has several categories including: Best garden, best pots, planters and hanging baskets, best vegetable patch and for the younger residents - best young gardener. This year also sees the introduction of a new category - best wildlife garden or sustainable garden. Each category will have two winners, one council and one non-council tenant - each winning £100 in gardening vouchers - with two runners up in each category each receiving £50 in gardening vouchers. To enter the competition simply upload three photos of your garden along with a few words about what your garden means to you www.rotherham.gov.uk/housing/garden-competition 

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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.

WEEKLY ADULT AUTISM AND ADHD MEET-UPS: Rotherham Adult Neurodiversity Support Service (RANSS), Monday evening and Friday morning meetups at Geek Retreat, Howard St, Rotherham. For all neurodiverse adults (autistic and / or ADHD). Upcoming meetings are: Monday, July 4 (evening), Friday, July 8 (morning), Monday, July 18 (evening) and Friday, July 22 (morning). 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]

HEALTHWATCH ROTHERHAM: Healthwatch Rotherham are looking into long covid/post-covid syndrome and how it has affected people in Rotherham (symptoms, impact of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment etc). We would like to find out what services people are accessing, whether these are helping their symptoms, highlighting any issues with diagnosis/referrals and the impact Post-Covid Syndrome is having on people, as others slowly emerge from the pandemic and return to normal. The survey will close on Friday, July 1, if we feel we have collected enough responses to produce a good report. www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/longcovid rotherham/ link.

ROTHERFED: Rotherham Federation of Communities are here for all your community needs, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01709 368515 or [email protected] . We can support tenants to get your voice heard! Support community groups to start up and thrive or existing groups to access help and support. We have our making our money go further team which is all about helping in whatever way we can, our energy know how team is on hand to chat about anything energy related and again offer help. We also have projects that you can get involved in, our Heart of the Community team is all about little acts of kindness and community involvement. Please do get in touch today if any of this interests you or pop along to our free coffee afternoon on Wednesday, July 13, 1pm until 3pm to find out more. 


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