During lockdown Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre has been lucky enough to make use of Zoom technology to keep most of our growing community in South Leeds together and entertained.
For those who just haven’t fancied the switch online and feel quite isolated we have our Soils, Seeds and Senses allotment on Dewsbury Road running Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. So far we have seen potatoes, garlic and leeks thanks to our green fingered community!
Our groups include Mindfulness; Quiz time; a separate Men’s & Women’s peer support; a group to support carers of those with disabilities; Moving Forward counselling; two singing sessions; a Reiki group; and our newest edition – lockdown bake off! We have places available in all of these groups so do think about joining and meeting some new and like-minded people.
We are currently recruiting for our lockdown bake off and next Monday (22 March 2021) we will be making scones with the lovely Jo Jenner from Carers Leeds. Please contact us if you or someone you know would love to top up or show off their baking skills in a friendly online group via Zoom.
If you’d like to keep updated with what we are doing in the centre or online you can find us on Facebook under the name Cranmore Raylands.
We have a food pantry which can be accessed for £2.50 weekly for which you can leave with a good two shopping bags full of decent produce for the week! Please contact us and we’ll get you set up with a time slot ASAP. You can find a separate page for our food pantry under Cranmore Food Pantry.
While on the subject of food though, we welcome again our long-delayed Cafe which will be launching in April. To start with you can join us on a Wednesday or Thursday lunch for a very reasonably priced bacon sandwich, cheese on toast or beans on toast with a hot drink to wash it down with.
Lastly, but not least, the end of Easter will see the return of our Saw Doctors woodworking group and IT access point / Intro to IT.
We look forward to seeing more of our community through the doors in weeks to come …
This post was written by Amy Hallam
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