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The Hand in Hand Group
The Hand in Hand Group has been active in London since 1981. Its purpose is to allow the disabled, housebound and elderly frail to participate fully in parish and local community activities and thereby relieve their loneliness and isolation.
Although the group originated from the church of St. Francis of Assisi in West London , its activities are open to anyone living in the neighbourhood, irrespective of creed.
The Hand in Hand Group currently has about 150 members, mostly from the Notting Hill area of London. It is run entirely by volunteers. The activities we organise include the following:
- Visits to housebound members
- Transport to church at weekends
- Monthly outings to gardens and parks, museums, theatre, cinema, etc.
- Monthly coffee mornings
- Fortnightly shopping trips
- An annual holiday to the Isle of Wight
Thanks to the generosity of many donors we've just bought a new minibus (our old one did not comply with the “new London Emission Zone Regulations”). This specially equipped minibus, adapted for wheelchairs, is used for these activities.