On 3rd May 2022 Friends 2 Friends will be celebrating 10 years of being open. This is a huge achievement of everybody involved, present and past– Members, Staff, Volunteers and Trustees. We have also been extremely fortunate to have had great support from families, friends, local groups and businesses throughout the years.
When Friends 2 Friends (F2F) started in 2012 we had 2 members and were unsure as to how the group would develop. We started by supporting adults with learning disabilities and our focus was on friendship and being member led, giving our members support and the choice on how to live their life as fully as possible. Now, 10 years later, we also support other vulnerable adults including people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, elderly, isolated and any adult who needs help.
As the years have gone by, we have been amazed at how large the group has grown and all the amazing things our members have achieved. We now have over 40 members attending our Lichfield group and have now expanded into Burton who have over 20 members already and we open 2 days a week there too.
We have decided to showcase some of these things by running events through our anniversary week 1st – 6th May and would love for the public to join in with us. F2F is all about fun and enjoyment and we really want to share that with everyone in our local community.
There are four public events to attend during the week – Fun Day, Open Day, Songs in the Square and a short stage play at the Garrick theatre. These events are all free entry and any donations made during the week will go towards keeping F2F going and enabling us to continue to help vulnerable people in our community. We really hope you will be able to join us at some, if not all, events.