A Warm Welcome

We gave a very warm welcome to the Senior’s Friendship Group as they officially become the first hub in our Warm Welcome Network.


Huge thanks to Sarah the organiser of the group, all the staff at Alderwood Retirement Home, Denise for the wonderful cake and Steven, Minister of Coulby Newham Baptist Church for your kind words.

Maddy Fisher, Faithfully Ageing Better Worker said: “The Warm Welcome Network will be helping groups across Middlesbrough to support one another in offering hospitality in their local communities. We are looking to link up groups who provide a safe place for people to go along and find free or low-cost refreshments, local advice and a listening ear.

“While each group will retain its own identity, becoming part of the Warm Welcome Network and displaying the logo will show that members share a common aim of offering a safe space that is welcoming, accessible and brings people together.”


Stephen Sutton, Minister of Coulby Newham Baptist Church said: “We want to see groups and activities giving a warm welcome to people so no one feels lonely or isolated in Middlesbrough.”

We asked members of the group what getting a warm welcome meant to them. They all agreed it helps bring people together and makes them feel welcome. With one man adding it gets him out the flat for an hour or so and he looks forward to the company.

The Senior’s Friendship Group runs every Tuesday morning from 10.30am to midday.

If you would like more information about A Warm Welcome you can contact Maddy Fisher on 07532 744924 or email maddy.fisher@togethermc.org


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