Bargara Lions has commenced A Cuppa in the Park and they welcome community members to stop by and say hello.
Bargara Lions Diana Ballard is chairman of A Cuppa in the Park and she said the initial event had been well received by the community.
Diana said the idea behind A Cuppa in the Park was to help lonely people connect, and with the current COVID-19 situation now more than ever she believed community members had become more isolated.
A Cuppa in the Park was first held at Christsen Park, Bargara, on Thursday, and Diana said about six community members stopped to say hello and enjoy a beverage in warm winter’s sun.
“It was about five years ago when we first started to assist lonely people,” Diana said.
“The idea is to help people stop feeling isolated and to also gain a little bit of community confidence.
“If you are having a very good week, then come down, sit and have a chat to one of the Lions members.
“It’s a great opportunity to sit, relax for a minute or two and just have a chat to someone.”
Diana said A Cuppa in the Park was open to anyone, of age, and in particular those who may need to get out of the house and enjoy a little bit of company.
“It’s a good chance to meet different people too,” she said.
“We supply the cuppa, you supply the chat.
“We aim to meet others, develop friendships with other folk who may not know too many people in our Bargara area.”
A Cuppa in the Park is held every Thursday at 9am. At the rotunda tables at the Basin end of Christsen Park, Bargara.
For more information contact Bargara Lions by clicking here.
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