The Fellowship

The Fellowship - An Introduction

Summer Tea Party 2016
From left to right: Geoff Robinson, Ann Harman, Pat Woodhams, John Woodhams and Sheila Somerton

The Helmdon Fellowship of Retired People came into being in the 1950s as a village group for retired people mainly through the efforts of Harold Gulliver, supported by Jim Jessett, Connie Storer, Eric Humphrey, Nora Nichols and Harold and Jean Seckington. It became affiliated to a county-organised association known as Old People's Welfare, and at that time was linked very loosely with Age Concern.

The name was changed to The Fellowship in the mid-1990s and is open to those over sixty, whether retired or not.

The Fellowship's "get- togethers" are on every second Friday afternoon of the winter months.

It also runs fund-raising events, coffee mornings, afternoon tea parties, fish and chip lunches and other events to raise funds to support its members and subsidise coach outings, which are run in the summer.

See also:

The Fellowship - Activities Programme

All events are held in Helmdon Reading Room, Church Street, unless otherwise stated.

Helmdon Fellowship Programme 2021 / 2022

Date

Event

Time

12 November 2021

Get Together with talk - "The Women's Land Army"

2.30pm

10 December 2021

Christmas Party

2.30pm

14 January 2022

Get Together with talk - "Walking Helmdon's Pathways"

2.30pm

11 February 2022

Spring Lunch

12.30pm

11 March 2022

Get Together with talk - "Helmdon's History"

2.30pm

23 March 2022

Coffee Morning at Acres End

10:00am - 12:00 noon

8 April 2022

Get Together with Talk - "From Garden to Vase"

2.30pm