Friendship Groups

Friendship groups are a self-sustaining community initiative developed through Talk, Eat, Drink (TED) as part of the National Lottery Community funded Ageing Better programme. The aim of the groups are to welcome and encourage anyone over the age of 50 to get involved with their local community, meet new people, and take part in social activities. Friendship groups are volunteer led with support provided by the TED Friendship Officer. Volunteers are encouraged to plan activities, outings and engage other members of the group to ensure the groups success and longevity.

One of the Volunteer’s from The Over 50s Youth Club shared “today would not have happened without the hard work of our volunteers who make this so special that makes it worth all the hard work that goes into it.” She went on to describe the celebrations as “special, magic and a lovely atmosphere, the way the room has been arranged has really helped. Everyone is talking, you know you’ve done well when everyone is talking to each other, and there’s a buzz”.

Horncastle – Over 50s Youth Club

The group meets every Wednesday from 1.30pm till 3pm at the

Community Hall. Refreshments are available to attendees with the purchase of a £1 raffle ticket. All raffle prizes are donations to the group and are greatly appreciated by the volunteers who run the Friendship Group. There is a programme of activities and speakers arranged and run by the volunteers. 

Anyone is welcome to attend the Over 50s Youth Club having its doors open to existing and new members.

The Horncastle Over 50s Youth Club will be attending two events in November, where members of the Club will be available to talk to and the proceeds will be in aid of the Over 50s Youth Club.

Farmer’s Market – Horncastle 2nd Thursday of the month – 11th November 2021 with a tombola stall

Table-top sale 10am -12.30pm Community Centre, Horncastle – 27th November 2021 (to reserve a £5 table please

call Jean on 07752413693).

Skegness – Friendship Group

The two Friendship Groups in Skegness have decided at present

to merge together and meet fortnightly on Tuesday’s at the Storehouse. The reopening date has not yet been set, but the details and publicity will be placed on the TED website and around Skegness as soon as details become available.     

Binbrook – Friendship Group 

This Friendship Group meets on the Third Friday of the month at The Plough in Binbrook from 10.30am till 12pm. They are very keen for the community and villages around to come and meet together and welcome new members along to get to know the group.

Chapel St Leonards – Friendship Group 

This Friendship Group has been suspended at the moment due

to Covid19 and as yet been unable to meet. We will inform you when this changes.

Mablethorpe – Hope House

The Mablethorpe Friendship Group is to reopen!

They will meet fortnightly on Tuesday’s with effect from 26th October 2021 2pm to 3.30pm. The new venue will be at:

Hope House, 97 Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 2AL.

The volunteers and members welcome you to come along, relax

and meet over refreshments.

AWOC – Ageing Without Children

TED AWOC is working with individuals and organisations to raise awareness, provide support and create a society in which those ageing without children feel recognised and understood. AWOC is open to individuals/couples who are ageing without children

and the group members help to develop the content of the meetings, including a timetable of guest speakers.

  • Address: Presently held on Zoom Tuesday fortnightly from 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Phone: 01529 301966
  • Email:

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