While most people’s thoughts turn to romance on Valentine’s Day, a Buckingham-based group is inviting people to come on a friendship date instead, according to The Bucks Herald.
Grenville Oddfellows, a non-profit friendship group that hosts regular social events, says romance is great, but it’s not the only way to make you feel more energised and valued.
When it comes to feeling loved and emotionally supported, forging strong friendships can help us to feel more fulfilled and satisfied with life. To help spread the love and give local people the chance to experience the friendship feelgood factor this February, the Oddfellows are hosting a number of fun social events. These include a Wear it, Beat it, British Heart Foundation auction, where members are asked to wear something red and donate £1 to BHF, and also to bring something red to be auctioned for the charity. This year’s BHF fundraiser is on February 6 at Buckingham Library, where the group meets on the first Monday of each month.
Grenville Oddfellows has more than 80 local members, mainly older adults. It meets regularly for social get-togethers and offers support and advice when members need it. Also coming up in February are the Oddfellows’ monthly Jigsaw Bring, Buy and Swap fundraising event at Buckingham Library on the first Tuesday of the month, the monthly drop-in lunch at Buckingham Garden Centre and a visit to a Snowdrop Open Day at Thenford Arboretum.
IMAGE SOURCE: The Oddfellows