Community Values are hosting a Quiz, Bingo, Social week next week (23-26 January 2023) at The Crooked Clock pub in Hunslet. The event is part of the Great Winter Get Together, a national fortnight run by The Jo Cox Foundation to celebrate the places where people can go to connect this winter.
Across the UK over 9 million people and 15% of young people face chronic loneliness. With the cost of living crisis making it more difficult for many people to access their usual social activities, local places such as this one – where people can chat and get to know others – will play a vital role in alleviating loneliness this January.
The Crooked Clock, will be open between 10am–2pm each day offering a range of free, social activities including quizzes, bingo, warm space and free hot drinks.
Sid Mahiuddin, The Crooked Clock’s manager, said:
“The Crooked Clock is determined to be a massive part of the community, addressing and meeting local residents’ needs. That’s why we wanted to take part in this year’s Great Winter Get Together, inspired by the late Jo Cox MP. We know that people will feel isolated this winter and we want everyone to know they will get a warm welcome here.”
Monday 23 January 10am–2pm: Quiz morning plus free hot drinks
Wednesday 25 January 10am–2pm Bingo Day plus free hot drinks
Thurdsay 26 January 10am–2pm Social Day – a chance to reflect and chat about how we can lessen social isolation in Hunslet
For more information, or if you’d like to volunteer, please contact Communityvaluesleeds@gmail.com
The Crooked Clock is located at the junction of Low Road and Sussex Avenue, LS10 2LF.
Organised by The Jo Cox Foundation, the Great Winter Get Together (16-29 January 2023) begins on ‘Blue Monday’ and is a national fortnight celebrating community events which act as ‘places for connection’ and have the power to tackle loneliness.
Any event or activity could be a place for connection this winter; a warm space, a walk, a coffee morning, or an art class. Visit greatgettogether.org/winter to find other local Great Winter Get Togethers.
This post is based on a press release issued by The Crooked Clock
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