Fearon hall is a very warm and welcoming place indeed.
Looking after people and their welfare is their motto. I have seen first hand the way they help people, either at the reception by answering any queries you may have or in the main hall.
Inside you will find a very spacious hall with plenty of seating areas and lots of access for people to come in and out, especially for wheelchair users.
The Cafe in the Hall is a great little community cafe. I have had many a chat with the staff who run it. They are all very friendly and approachable.
Each day they make what I call home made food. They prepare and cook a meal and a pudding. Quiche was on the menu and Apple and Pear crumble for afters. Hot and cold drinks are also available. Everyday there is a new menu to choose from. It is very reasonably priced and they provide what can only be described as a community environment.
Everyone is welcome and there is a great mix of ages
What Takes Place Inside
There is plenty to offer the community in terms of daily sessions or one off events. They cater for young children and have a “Jumping Tots” group that runs everyday from 9 – 2. £1 for the 1st child and 50p for the second.
The rest of the week there is a variation of Arts and Crafts, Knitting groups and Gardening groups. These are all run by the centre.
Room hire is available and I had the pleasure of being invited to the ladies group, who hire a room every other week. Everyone brought some food and we all sat and shared it around and had a drink and a chat.
Some of the ladies knew each other and others didn’t. It was an opportunity to meet new friends and to help each other. They welcomed everyone in and if anyone needed any help with anything they all offered there advice and help. A truly lovely group.
Fearon Hall has a number of groups that help people within the community. Up-cycling is one of them. Some are vulnerable adults and have either mental health issues or other disabilities. They either attend by themselves or are accompanied by a support worker. The numbers are small which helps the individuals feel more secure and safe. They work together for a few hours on a project. Making Butterflies was the theme for Wednesday afternoon 1 -3pm. Uplifting themes and something that you can take home with you, your own creation.
Inspiring people is something that is key on the agenda. It’s not just about coming along and making something it’s about learning something new and hopefully you will try this at home or pass on to your friends.
Having a hobby or an outlet is a great way to make you feel happy and also feel included. Often when we feel low we can isolate ourselves from others. Here at Fearon Hall they are working very hard to change all that. You no longer have to sit at home on your own. Call in for a drink have a look around. When your ready have a go and see how you get on.
It really is a wonderful place and I can’t commend the people who work their enough for what they do.
Not everyone is a paid worker. There are lots of people that volunteer and work here and they are always looking for more people to help out.
So If after reading this, you feel that you would like to come along, or you support someone or care for someone that would enjoy it, then please do so.
You can also get extra information about Fearon Hall by visiting their website on:
or looking at this website www.artroundthecorner.co.uk
Many thanks and thanks for reading Ann