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  • Writer's pictureZoe Bishop

You’re always welcome at Renew HG1

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Renew HG1 Volunteer stood next to a Renew HG1 banner

It can be daunting trying anything new for the first time. Sometimes it can be difficult just to leave the house, especially if you feel anxious a lot of the time. This blog post has been written to explain a little bit more about our space so you’ll have the confidence to attend.

You’ll also be able to read some testimonials from those who regularly join us and hear why they are so glad they did.

Our aim is to provide a welcoming environment and community that everybody feels part of. Whether you want to see some friendly faces on a regular basis, take part in something or just want to have somewhere to go Renew HG1 can be what you want it to be.

Getting to a new place in Harrogate can often be the scariest challenge so every Monday morning when our space opens at 10.30 am you’ll be able to see our banner outside the Community Hall on Marlborough Rd (postcode HG1 5RD) -immediately knowing you’re in the right place. They’ll often be one of our friendly hosts at the door ready to greet you too.

Once you arrive you can grab a hot drink, some fruit and a sweet treat if you fancy. Then it’s really up to you in terms of what you do next. Some of our visitors like to colour, some enjoy working on our latest puzzle, or playing dominoes, whilst others are just happy to chat, or equally enjoy some peace and quiet on their own. Whatever you feel comfortable with goes. You can stay for the whole session (until 12 p.m.) or for just as long as you need.

At the moment our wellbeing space typically welcomes between 10 and 15 visitors each week. Here’s some feedback so you can understand the difference Renew HG1 has made to them.

“I’ve been so grateful for Renew HG1 this past year. It’s helped me get through some difficult times.”
“I’m so glad I found Renew HG1. It’s the one place I always want to come every week and I try my best not to miss a session. I love it so much because the people there are very kind and welcoming. Their warm smiles give me exactly what I need to see.”
“I come to Renew HG1 just to chat. I love talking to people and this group has given me the opportunity to do what I love.”

You don’t need to feel lonely anymore. There’s a hot drink and warm smile waiting for you when you’re ready to come.

Maybe you still have some questions? Our FAQ document might help. It can be downloaded here (scroll down to the Still Not Sure section)or you can reach us by email or by calling us on 01423 530514.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you soon and make you feel part of the Renew HG1 community.

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