FAN Charity

Two New FAN Groups Starting in Cardiff

 

The Mentor Ring, Butetown – Men’s FAN Group 

Starting on Tuesday 30th January.  The group will take place on Tuesdays from 12.30 to 1.30pm. 

The Mentor Ring, Butetown Community Centre, Unit 4,  Second Floor,  Butetown CF10 5JA  

Tel: 029 213 21073

 

The Gate –  Open to all.

Starting on 28th February.  The group will take place on Wednesdays from 10am to 11am.

The Gate Arts Centre,  Keppoch Street,  Cardiff  CF24 3JW  Tel: 07512 638 792

FAN is a local charity that brings people of all ages together in the spirit of friendship.  

If you enjoy meeting others or are feeling a little lonely, you will be sure of finding a warm welcome. FAN groups create a sense of community and are a wonderful network.  If you’re learning English, FAN can be a good way to improve your skills.

 

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. Who is my friend? Who is my neighbour? Come to a FAN Group and you’ll meet friends and neighbours and feel more hopeful for the world.  It’s a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers.  Very few people know all their neighbours these days! 

 

When and where?  In Cardiff many FAN groups meet weekly.  We also have groups in Swansea, Bridgend, Barry, Treforest, Ystradgynlais, Newport and Edinburgh. 

 

Who?  For men and women from any country and any religion (or no religion) to meet in friendship and to talk about our daily lives

 

What do we do? We sit in a circle and listen as each person speaks in turn for a short time.  We do not interrupt (which can be difficult) but it is important to give each person our full attention.  We then close the meeting and we can chat.

 

Cost?  There is no charge

 

For further information including lists of individual groups visit our website at http://www.thefancharity.org/

 

Come to a FAN Group! It’s a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers; you’ll meet friends and neighbours and feel more hopeful for the world. 

 

Website: www.thefancharity.org

 

 

FAN Mobile:07512 638792
email: janina.[email protected]

www.facebook.com/THEFANCHARITY

 
 

The FAN Charity

FAN: Friends and Neighbours

 

 

FAN Groups offer people an opportunity to make friends and meet new people, even if people are here for just a short time.

 

·         FAN groups meet weekly for about an hour in 21 venues in Cardiff.

·         There are also FAN groups in other geographical areas, see the website for details.

·         Attendance is free

·         Coming to FAN is a great way to practise English speaking and listening skills 

·         FAN groups bring people together from around the corner and around the world and are a way of English learners  meeting native speakers and learning first hand about local culture and customs.

·         FAN groups help to make Cardiff feel a more welcoming and friendly place

·         If you are feeling lonely then coming to FAN can help you to make friends

 

For more information about FAN groups please follow the links to our website http://www.thefancharity.org/(with its ever changing pattern of groups) and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/THEFANCHARITY/ which has regular reports of FAN goings on.  If students are here for a short number of weeks, or longer, or have family members who are interested in becoming active locally, coming to FAN can make a world of difference to their experience in the city.  

 

If you would like further information or feel we can work together in any way  I would love to hear from you! Janina Kuczys

Development & Support Officer,  please email: [email protected]

 
 

Come to a FAN Group! It’s a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers; you’ll meet friends and neighbours and feel more hopeful for the world. 

Website: www.thefancharity.org

FAN Mobile:07512 638792
email: janina.[email protected]

www.facebook.com/THEFANCHARITY