Thanks to a successful ‘Awards for All’ application, the National Lottery Community Fund will be helping our communities thrive by supporting three of our popular wellbeing activities throughout 2023-24.

The investment of £8,976 will support the following:

Mindfulness & Movement sessions for people living with Dementia and their Carers – led by Catherine Hawkins

Tuesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Kingsleigh Methodist Church, 73 King Street, Leigh WN7 4LR

A couple of day trips and access to an 8-week Mindfulness course are also available. Contact for further information.

“The sessions give me a chance to stop and relax on a regular basis. This ‘me-time’ is a chance to catch my breath and gives me energy to continue my caring duties.”
M&M participant

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Leigh Young Writers group will receive professional Creative Writing and Visual Arts tuition, improving skills for young people aged 11 to 16 - led by Louise Fazackerley, Natasha Tingle & Peter Kennedy.

FREE Workshops will be held on Tuesdays between 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Turnpike Centre, Leigh Civic Square, WN7 1EB. A few sessions are scheduled to take place at Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane WN7 2LB. Venues are indicated on the list:

7th November (Spinners) – Writing with Louise & Natasha

21st November (Spinners) – Art with Peter & Louise

5th December (Turnpike) – Writing with Natasha & Louise

19th December (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Natasha

16th January 2024 (Spinners) – Writing with Louise & Natasha

30th January (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Louise

13th February (Turnpike) – Writing with Natasha & Louise

27th February (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Louise

12th March (Turnpike) – Writing with Natasha & Louise

26th March (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Natasha

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‘MemorabLeigh’, our Reminiscence & Friendship Group for the over 50’s, will access a programme of 10 special guest speakers who will introduce the group to some new and interesting topics - led by Julie McKiernan

Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at The Old Grammar School, Railway Road, Leigh

The scheduled programme is as follows:

24th October – David Shallcross: Leigh Ornithological Society

21st November – Kath Roberts: St Joseph’s Players

5th December – Mike Latham: Leigh Rugby League

23rd January – Tony Stanton: “The Road to Frank’s Café”

20th February – Diana Brooks: Working with Ken Dodd

12th March – Chris Mackenzie: Manod Quarry (Protecting the Nation's Art Treasures at the Secret National Art Repository since WW2)

April / May / June events – to be confirmed

“My hairdresser even said 'I think this has done you a power of good!'"
MemorabLeigh participant

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Mindfulness & Movement Leigh Young Writers MemorabLeigh