We run a fortnightly Countrymen’s Club for men aged 55+ who have an affinity with farms, gardens and the outdoors through their previous work, leisure activities, or simply through a general love of the countryside. Our group is part of the Countrymen UK Network
, an award-winning Lottery funded charity that aims to help men reap the health and wellbeing benefits of working with animals and nature alongside other likeminded people.
The group is open to all, but especially addresses the challenges associated with change and increased isolation, whether due to social circumstances like the loss of a partner, or health demands. It helps meet the needs of lifelong conditions for those who find it difficult to socialise and access the countryside or work activity.
Please take a look at this 7 minute video which aims to provide additional insights into what Countrymen UK does, and why we do it. Countrymen UK Film
The Countrymen have input into session content, so it is a varied programme, but it always involves time outside in the fresh air – come rain or shine! Example topics of interest we cover include wood turning, sausage making, working animals, cider making and land management. Refreshments and a home-baked cake are provided.
Our friendly meeting is on a Monday from 1.30-3.00pm, twice a month.
Cost: There is a small weekly voluntary charge which we believe is well worth it.
Session Dates to Dec 2023
13 November – making wooden reindeer
27 November – foraging and willow wreaths
11 December – Christmas party, bring along your partner, carer or a family member to share the celebration with!
Booking is essential. To find out more about coming along to a Countrymen session, please call 01494 862413.
Do you want to know more about our Countrymen’s Club? Then take a look at our brochure.
To join the Countrymen’s Club, or to arrange a Taster Session, contact us today on Telephone: 01494 862413 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org