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Community Champions Events


  • Next Community Gathering Tuesday 20th November 2.30 – 3.45pm at Kibworth Golf Course (please note this is a change of date).
  • Sugar and Salt Wednesday 21st November 10-12 noon, at Torch House, a training session about healthy eating.
  • Community Gathering Tuesday 4th December 2.00-3.15 at MH Methodist Church, opposite the market on Northampton Road, MH.
VASL Social Transport

VASL Social Transport

We normally offer transport for Community Champions’ events which include our clients, but we do need to know one week in advance that you are joining us.

Please let us know that you are attending events even if you don’t need transport so that we can make sure that we reserve enough space for us all.



We are not responsible for the following events, please contact the organisation direct.

Groups run by other organisations

We try to keep this information up to date, but you should always contact the group before making a journey.

You can search for groups and activities on the VAL website, you can filter the results by location and the type of activity that you are interested in.

IMG_6222Onyx Cafe Lubenham

It is run entirely by village volunteers and there is lovely cake, tea/coffee and local produce available. Jenny and I can recommend the blueberry cake !

Each month they raise money for a different charity so if you need to chat someone, and want to help a community cause it’s a good place to consider. Everyone was really friendly.



Harborough Sports

Harborough Council run various activities across the District for the over 50’s  eg; badminton, bowling, walking groups, Wild Spaces gardening see their details here:

Contact Details: The Active Together Team on 01858 82 82 82

Address: Harborough District Council Chamber, The Symington Building

New Age Kurling

Starting weekly at Harborough Leisure CentreTuesdays 1.30-2.30pm £2

Steady Steps

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance, MH Squash Club Mondays 11.30-12.30 or Lutterworth Pavilion, Tuesdays 1-2pm £2.50.  For more info call Vanessa on 07764968544 or email vanessa_freeth@hotmail.com.  Booking is essential.

Age Concern Lutterworth’s events for older people

About: Age Concern Lutterworth & District is a small independent local charity and has been helping older people in the area for the last 53 years.

Weblink: http://www.ageconcernlutterworth.org.uk/

Address: 7 High Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4AT


Address St Dionysius Parish Hall on Coventry Road

About Last Sunday of the month, tea, talk and company from 3.00pm.  Transport can be provided, please ring David Palmer on 07505 968767 or email.  There is no charge  but donations welcome.  Organised by the Anglican Parishes in Harborough.

25th November a look at the life of Edith Cavell, a nurse in World War One, remembered for standing for courage.

16th December Celebration of Christmas.

Harborough Evangelical Church

About: The Church organises events for over 50s once a month  and information about these will go up on their website

Click for Weblink

Address: Harborough Evangelical Church, 121 Bath Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9JL

Afternoon Out

Address MH Methodist Church Youth Wing, Northampton Road MH

Details 1st Wednesday of the month, sit and chat or play board games, dominoes, snooker etc or take part in crafts such as Cross stitch.

The Listening Team and Friendship in Loss

Weekly drop in for people who are going through bereavement and a monthly lunch for those who have been bereaved in the last year

Address St Mary’s church Lutterworth

Details click  Friendship in Loss

Cream Teas in Kibworth

At 2pm on the first Monday of each month The Well hosts a cream tea for Senior Citizens, transport is available, see their website for more information about the whole range of activities they offer.

Board Games

Games Together in MH Library every Wednesday afternoon.

Join others in a friendly game of Scrabble, Ludo, Chess and more. Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm!

Scrabble Club at Lutterworth Library every Tuesday from 1pm, free.

No need to book for either venue, just turn up!

The Reader

About: Shared reading groups in some Leicestershire libraries

Weblink: http://www.thereader.org.uk/where-we-work/east-midlands.aspx

Address: various

Knit, crotchet, stitch together

About Every Thursday at 2.15-3.45pm, bring your own materials and enjoy refreshments for a donation to the library funds.  All welcome, All ages and abilities

Where Fleckney Community Library check their facebook page for other activities

Best Life

For adults of all ages with a diagnosis of a long term health condition, a drop in session with free complementary therapies and a chance to relax and unwind.

Timings  Broughton Astley 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10.00am-12.30pm,

Lutterworth 4th Tuesday of the month 10.00am-12.30pm

Contact Details: Audrey Larkins email or phone 07582 143622 website

Address  contact organiser for details

Tai Chi Qigong Classes

Gentle exercise, often described as ‘moving meditation’,  the class is led by Best Life which offers ‘ A helping hand with long-term health conditions’.  £5 per session

Timings Thursday morning. Contact organiser for time.

Contact Details: Audrey Larkins email or phone 07582 143622

Address The Cottage, Broughton Astley Village Hall.

Wild Spaces in Great Glen 

An opportunity to support the Community Wildspaces in Great Glen.  A chance to be active and help wildlife, find out more here

Timings WEDNESDAYS 9.30 – 11.30 am

Contact Details: To confirm venue:  ceemartin1@aol.com   0116 259 3563

Address Meet at the end of The Nook for Burton Brook WildSpace


We would recommend that you contact the groups beforehand to ensure that they are still going ahead. We are not responsible for any of these groups or their activities


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