Image: Emma Riley, HOP Network Coordinator, and Daniel Ryder, Marketing, Communications and Engagement Officer at MyClubmoor
Earlier this week HOP was invited to MyClubmoor to take part in their ‘Good Neighbour’ project.
MyClubmoor is a Big Local project in the ward of Clubmoor in Liverpool which aims to create a network of committed, active, inspirational people working together towards raising aspirations and making Clubmoor the best that it can be.
All ages are welcome to drop in to the ‘Good Neighbour’ sessions to take part in a range of activities including Shared Reading, arts and crafts, jigsaws, quizzes and bingo. Refreshments are provided so there were plenty of teas and coffees to keep us going.
We really loved connecting with the members through a Shared Reading session led by John Maguire, Community Engagement Coordinator at MyClubmoor. We enjoyed a passage from East End Tales by Gilda O’Neill and Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare. The memories of hardship in East End Tales promoted lots on conversation about growing up in Liverpool, children’s games and the strength of community.
We were also treated to two wonderful poems by Doreen who is a wonderful writer. She had us in stitches of laughter with her poem about Betty’s stay in the Women’s Hospital.
There is a real sense of community at MyClubmoor and there is lots to get involved in over the next few weeks including a World Food Day celebration on 16 October, 12pm – 4pm. There will be cookery workshops from Homecooked CIC, food tasting, cake decorating and cookery book swapping.
The ‘Good Neighbour’ project takes place on Wednesdays, 11am – 12.30pm at the MyClubmoor Community Hub, 56 Maidren Lane, Clubmoor, L13 9AW.
To find out more contact MyClubmoor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 287 3477.