May 11th, 2022

Worthing’s Co-op Member Pioneer colleagues joined together to host an Afternoon of Tea and Entertain

Co-op colleagues Bob Smytherman (Member Pioneer for East Worthing, Lancing & Sompting) and Ann-Marie Lovejoy (Member Pioneer for West Worthing) joined together for a fundraiser and awareness event to support local charity West Sussex Mind to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-15th May).

Nationally Co-op colleagues have been raising funds for the last year to help reach the partnership target of £8 million for National Mind and SAMH in Scotland & Inspire in Northern Ireland

Colleagues Bob and Ann-Marie were joined by volunteers from the Lovejoy Centre in Worthing to prepare an Afternoon Tea with a Singalong followed by an Entertaining Quiz with Bob who is well known locally for hosting an online International Quiz during the Lockdown over the last two years.

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May 10th, 2022

Worthing Dads Group Teams Up With Local Business to Battle Social Isolation

Worthing-based social enterprise Dad La Soul has entered into a partnership with Freedom Works co-working space at the Mill Building in the town to host monthly dads-only meet-ups. The sessions will help bring together men who can often find themselves cut off from their social circle after becoming fathers.

The first free event, on Thursday 21st April, welcomed 20 dads from Worthing, Brighton, Findon and Newhaven. Previous meetings have taken place in pubs around the town, but April’s meet-up was the first in the new home at Freedom Works.

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May 10th, 2022

The coat of hopes is coming to Worthing!

Free public event on Monday 16th May 6.30pm to 8pm at Coast Café BN11 2FG.
All welcome to come and hear the story of the beautiful coat.

Barbara Keal, the artist behind the coat of hopes says:
'The ‘coat of hopes’ is a patchwork coat made by hundreds of people and worn by hundreds of people on a 900km walk/pilgrimage from Newhaven to COP26 the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow. Each patch is a piece of blanket into which has been sewn the griefs, remembrances, prayers and hopes of an individual or group for their local landscape in the face of climate breakdown. The coat is accompanied by a song which is traditionally sung whenever a new person puts it on. When the coat is put on it invites the wearer to feel its weight and warmth and to step briefly into being the protagonist in the climate breakdown story, it may also invite the wearer to speak their own griefs, remembrances, prayers or hopes for their own local area.'


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April 26th, 2022

Brightening up Montague Place

An array of colourful plants and shrubs, as well as decorative street lighting and new seating areas are set to brighten up Montague Place as the next stage of a planned regeneration project.
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