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Hello and Welcome to Authentic Friends. Live Laugh Love

We are a Leeds based community group and all our events will be held in Leeds and surrounding areas. We want to encourage local people age 40+ to join this multicultural diverse group.

Our motto is to:

LIVE for the moment

LAUGH every day

LOVE with all your heart

We intend to surround ourselves with happy, positive genuine people. We believe that happiness and laughter is contagious and improves our emotional and physical well being.

Attending events with members who have shared interests, can create genuine friends and companions.

The main objective of the group is to create lifelong friendships, combat loneliness and build a trusting support network through the trials and tribulations of life.

We are a non judgemental, uplifting and empowering group.

We understand that joining a new group can be nerve racking and daunting, but if you contact the host of the event, via meetup messaging service, we can ease your apprehension.

Our aim is to have regular coffee mornings, social evenings and walks initially. We will introduce other social activities like occasional days out, weekends away, theatre and cinema trips, music events, meals out, art and museum visits. We are open to suggestions from members with ref to events and venues.

I look forward to meeting you all.


Happy People Create Happy Friends

Group Founder





There will be an annual charge of £3 per member towards the running of the website. This will be collected from each member When you attend your first event. All events are free to attend.


Please ensure your real first name is visible. Cartoons names are not appropriate. We are about honesty and real people.


Please upload a genuine clear picture of yourself so we can recognise you at events. Strictly no pictures of children allowed.


Group policy is to streamline the number of members on a regular basis. Any member who has not attended at least one event in a 3 month period will have their membership terminated.


Friends are not allowed to attend events without a YES rsvp. If you cannot attend please ensure you change your RSVP 24 hours before the event. This allows anyone on a waiting list to have the opportunity to attend.


We have a strict no show policy. If you have said yes to an event and don't show up on the day without changing your RSVP it will be recorded as a no show. 3 no shows and your membership will be terminated.


We expect all members to behave in an appropriate respectful way towards each other on events and in using the messaging service. DO NOT give out private phone numbers, email addresses or facebook details until you trust that person fully. Any aggressive or inappropriate behaviour will result in instant removal from the group.

If anyone feels threatened or vulnerable please contact Catt via the messaging service.

Welcome to Authentic Friends. Live. Laugh. Love

Your Group Founder


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