Bishop Creighton House Holds Annual Fair

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Bishop Creighton House, at 378 Lillie Road is holding its Annual Fair on Saturday, October 15 from 2pm till 4.30pm.

The fair will offer gifts galore, Christmas cards, homemade cakes and jams, bric-a-brac, knitwear, cuddly toys and a raffle.

Bishop Creighton House has been working with the local community for over 100 years, offering a variety of projects including mentoring for young people, help for those with learning disabilities to find work or volunteering opportunities, Care and Repair and Safer Home schemes which aim to help older, disabled or vulnerable people to stay in their own homes and befriending of older people who find themselves isolated.

There are also groups and clubs running every day of the week, including:

Art Class
Painting & drawing - for novices and Rembrandts. Tutor, materials & encouragement provided. Free, and open to all.

Mondays 11am - 1.30pm.

Bridge Club
Cut-in rubber bridge. £2 a session; open to all.

Thursdays 12noon - 4pm.

Craft Group - The BCH Busy Bees
Needlework, knitting & patchwork. No experience needed, and materials provided. Free. Crafts sold in aid of BCH.

Tuesdays 12pm - 3.30pm

Craft Group - Needlecrafts
Aimed at older people with or without disabilities. Transport is available for people with mobility problems. Tutor provided, and it's free! Contact Brenda Griffiths on 020 7736 0864 or brenda.griffiths@hafed.org.uk.

Wednesdays during term time, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Friday Club
Talks, games and outings open to all, the cost is £1 per session. Activities are planned by members. If you would like to get involved, please contact Stuart Moon at BCH.

Alternate Fridays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Women's Group
Meets fortnightly on Mondays evenings. Call us for details.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Groups run on Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm, Thursdays 8pm - 9pm and Sundays 10am - 1pm. Just turn up on the day. Some meetings are fully accessible.

Narcotics Anonymous
Groups run on Mondays 1:30pm - 3pm and Thursdays 12:30pm - 2pm. Just turn up on the day. All meetings are fully accessible.

For information on any of these activities call Doreene on 020 7385 9689 or email info@creightonhouse.org, or contact the group direct.

Bishop Creighton House has an interesting history, having been founded in 1908 in memory of Bishop Mandell Creighton, a Bishop of London who was concerned with local people who were living in over-crowded and unsanitary conditions.  A book detailing the history is available for £7.50 - you can find the details here.

If you would like to volunteer with one of the centre's projects, you can find out more and download volunteer application packs at the website.

 

 

October 12, 2011

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