Every Thursday, from 2 - 4pm The Courtyard comes alive with laughter, as the Westercommon Women’s Group take over the art room for their weekly session.
The women range in age from 32 to 80. It’s a great mix of those who are new to the area, and women who’ve lived in Westercommon for over three decades. There’s a mix of skills and experiences, which everyone is happy to share, like teaching each other to knit.
The Group began with a funding award from Spirit of 2012. Since then, they’ve taken part in the Christmas Fayre and the annual Westercommon Easter Event. They also recently applied for further funding for a theatre trip.
Above all, the group provides a chance to socialise and make new friends. One group member said:
“Spending time with each other and taking part in local events has really built a bond between us.
“Each woman brings her own individuality to the group.”
The youngest participant told us:
“I really look forward to coming along every week. It’s a great way to utilise your time.
“Sometimes people think of friends as people that are in their age group. But we’re all ages here, and I consider these people my friends.”
If you’d like to join the Women’s Group, just drop in to the Courtyard between 2 – 4pm on a Thursday. All women welcome!