I created this group to be a place for people to go to when they found themselves stuck at a place in their lives that was hard enough...relationship breakdown, even death of a loved one, without the added issue of loneliness and isolation.
It is now also for people to have fun and maintain those friendships they made, and to make new ones. The earlier members now help make events happen to help 'pass it on'.
'PASS IT ON' is the NEW 2014 GOAL
If you have benefitted from being a member, or enjoyed the service of a local venue that we support, please 'pass it on' to new people. If you see someone who might be alone, sat in a cafe on a weekend, maybe they might find Meetup of benefit to them. Local pubs and cafés put up with us (joking - we are all well behaved) so please support them when you can, and spread the word. This group supports St Neots.
I hate the thought of someone sat at home on a weekend night alone, unable to go out because the only friends they could go out with are all settled down. My goal is to give those people Meetup so they can make new friends.
Friends - we are here to make friends, doing different things, supporting our local pubs, cafes, etc and definitely not being too serious! Many of us already feel like a little 'family'.
We will venture further afield and where possible we will share lifts, so please ask if you don't drive - plus we need to keep costs down.
Fun can be free - LOW COST OR NO COST - quite a few of us are single with one income coming in and we understand that means living on a budget - so we try to do lots of things without any cost - walking, nights in with friends and a DVD, bike rides, and others that keep the cost to a minimum too - meeting up for a coffee, cheap pub nights, days out (A Day Out In London cost me less than £40 including getting there).
Family - quite a few of us are parents so some activities will involve our children. Some events are suitable for children but please remember, not all will be.
Helping each other - some of us are post divorce, have (teenage) children, found ourselves as the last single in our group, etc.. We can help each other because we've been there ourselves. Just having someone to talk to can help, that is what friendship is about after all. Sometimes we need help putting up a shelf, baking a cake, getting in some shopping for each other when we are ill.
Supporting St Neots Businesses - V Important - as a local, I think it is important to support local businesses and keep our high street and local pubs open. When I set this up, it was my aim to keep a lot of the events locally, although we do need to leave town sometimes. Eventually, if we support them, they may support us - I recall local football teams used to get nibbles when they frequented the pub enough...the Coach House does keep the coffee on late for us quite a lot!
|Page title||Most recent update||Last edited by|
|Our Objectives||March 15, 2014 7:05 AM||anonymous|
|About St Neots 30s & 40s||May 23, 2015 6:57 PM||anonymous|