Sunday, 13 June 2021

Oddfellows Society

GETTING outside as often as you can, especially on bright days, is one way to keep the winter blues at bay. Another is a healthy dose of friendship. It’s well-documented that spending time with friends is good for your health.

To help people stay active and in regular contact with others during the winter months, our friendship group has lined up a number of one-off and regular events that are open to everyone.

These include a singing together group, exercise together classes, speaker meetings and social groups.

Our new Henley social group will be having lunch out in Henley on Tuesday (November 15) at 12.30pm (pay for your own lunch). For more information, see contact details below.

We appreciate that getting out and about may seem an easy thing to do for some but for others, especially those who feel lonely or isolated, it could feel like a big step to take.

If you feel this way, we want to let you know that there’s a warm welcome waiting. You don’t need to come along with someone. Many people come on their own. We’re a friendly, mixed bunch of members.

Established in 1810, the Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK with 320,000 members across 136 branches nationwide.

We’re a non-profit mutual run by our members for our members and we do our best to improve the quality of people’s lives through friendship, care and charity.

The society’s Reading district members regularly get together to enjoy free or inexpensive social events such as talks and trips out, lunches, craft sessions and coffee mornings.

For more information, call Reading district secretary Debbie Jex on 0118 957 3354 or email debbie.jex@

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