Our The Friendly Benches

Our The Friendly Benches can be found across the country, from Durham to Cornwall, here's some further information on each one.

The Friendly Bench Bottesford

The Friendly BenchⓇ Bottesford

Our very first The Friendly BenchⓇ, located in Bottesford, Leicestershire, this The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed and led by The Friendly Bench Bottesford Community Group and is the focus for activities and events that bring the whole community together, including 'Blokes, a brew and banter' get togethers, Blossoming Friendship intergenerational project and afternoon teas.

This The Friendly Bench is ocated at Granby Drive, Bottesford, Leicestershire NG13 0BT

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The Friendly BenchⓇ Ipswich

Located in the Castle Hill area of Ipswich, The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed by the NWIpswich Big Local Trust who focus on bringing together those in their community who have been suffering social isolation due to physical and mental wellbeing issues, encouraging them to meet and get involved with activities outdoors at The Friendly BenchⓇ.

This The Friendly Bench is located Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DG

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The Friendly BenchⓇ Rugby

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Rugby

Located in Hillmorton, Rugby, The Friendly Bench is managed and run by Hillmorton and East Rugby Community Together Group who are bringing people of all ages and abilities together through arts and crafts events, coffee mornings, seated exercise classes and drama and music performances.

This The Friendly Bench is located on High Street, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV21 4EE

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Rotherham

Located in Kiveton and Wales, Rotherham, The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed by Alana's Caring Cakes, a community group who focus is bringing people across their community together, particularly younger members, to offer support and encouragement to those with mental wellbeing issues. The Friendly BenchⓇ will support their Mental Health Ambassadors in the community to widen their reach across the community.

This The Friendly Bench is located outside Kiveton Park Library, Wales Road, Kiveton Park, Sheffield, S26 6RB

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Chester

Located in the heart of Countess of Chester Country Park, Chester, The Friendly Bench is managed and run by Friends of Countess of Chester Country Park who are a very active group who bringing people of all ages and abilities together through nature-based activities, including gardening, nature trials and wellbeing walks.

This The Friendly Bench is located in Countess of Chester Country Park, Chester, CH2 1UL

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Bury

Located in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed by Corrie Gardeners Community Group, a resident led community group who works to bring their whole community together to tackle social isolation, loneliness and to offer practical support to those with physical and mental wellbeing issues.

This The Friendly Bench is located at Coronation Gardens, Radcliffe, Great Manchester, M26 3XS

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The Friendly Bench Durham
The Friendly Bench Durham

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Durham

Located in the heart of Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed and run by Finchale Training College - Finchale Outdoors who work to support members of the community with long term mental health disabilities, young people with SEN and armed forces veterans through nature-based and community-focussed events.

This The Friendly Bench is located in Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1TH

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Halesowen

Located in the town centre and heart of Halesowen, The Friendly BenchⓇ is our managed by Halesowen BID a not for profit business who's focus is to make their town an 'inclusive community' particularly for those who have dementia, autism and physical disabilities. 

This The Friendly Bench is located on Hagley Street, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3AS

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The Friendly Bench Brandon
The Friendly Bench Brandon

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Brandon

Located in the town centre of Brandon, Suffolk,

The Friendly Bench is managed and run by Brandon in Bloom who are a very active group who bringing people of all ages and abilities together to tackle loneliness and social isolation through nature-based activities and gardening.

This The Friendly Bench is located on Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0BU

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The Friendly Bench Culdrose

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Culdrose

Located in the heart of the Royal Naval Community at Culdrose Community Centre, Helston, The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed by the Royal Naval Family People Service who's focus is to support naval families, particularly younger members of their community, who experiencing loneliness and social isolation through nature based activities and social events. 

This The Friendly Bench is located outside Culdrose Community Centre, Hibernia Road, Helston, TR13 8DJ

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Burbage

Located in the centre of Burbage, Leicestershire,

The Friendly BenchⓇ is managed and run by Burbage Community Library who's focus is to bring people of all ages together to tackle loneliness and social isolation. The Friendly BenchⓇ will be a hub for intergenerational activities run by Burbage Community Library, as well as other community clubs and societies. 

This The Friendly Bench is located on Church Street, Burbage, Leicestershire, LE10 2DA

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