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3 Counties Lacrosse club offers girls and boys the opportunity to learn and grow through the sport of lacrosse.
3C's team of exceptional coaches work together to create a lacrosse program that inspires players.
We meet on Fridays;
6.30-7.30pm (Juniors - U13)
Come and join us to find out more about this fast-paced and fun sport!
A popular befriending scheme for older people has been launched in Malvern 'Forget Me Not' is run by Age UK.
Age UK also provides services, including information, to support independent living and to improve well being for older people.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Do you know someone with dementia who would enjoy singing? “ Singing for the Brain®” is for people with mild to moderate dementia.
These fortnightly sessions include songs from a variety of sources. Singing may help give us the “feel good factor” which may last for some time after the event. We encourage family members or friends to come along as well, so that it is a shared experience. Prior to the singing, there is an opportunity to socialise over tea or coffee. It is a free service but we do ask for 50p each for refreshments.
Ledbury:- On the first and third Wednesday of each month
We are one of almost 300 local groups in the UK and contribute to Amnesty International's work to defend human rights around the world.
We meet regularly at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of each month, open to all who are interested in Amnesty International. We also have a bookshop, 'Books for Amnesty', 3 Edith Walk, Great Malvern.
Our aims are to raise awareness in the Malvern Hills area about human rights, and to raise money for Amnesty's campaigns. We do this by organising events, direct fundraising and lettter-writing to and on behalf of prisoners of conscience and others whose cases have been highlighted by Amnesty International.
The Malvern Hills Group holds monthly meetings to discuss campaigns, events and fundraising. You are welcome to attend, without obligation - we are a lively, friendly group, and coffee/tea and biscuits are provided. We hold an AGM every April. We do not have a formal constitution - we just work to the principles of Amnesty International. We have a mailing list of around 250 Amnesty members and supporters, and you can become involved as much or as little as you wish.
If you are not a 'meeting person', you can support us by taking part in occasional events.
Kick off your shoes – unwind your body.
Let yourself out to play on a Friday evening.
Wellington Heath Memorial Hall
Every 1st Friday
Cost – by donation
We move to music across the continents, decades and genres.... slow, upbeat, wild, relaxed – following different rhythms and moods. The eclectic playlist includes some familiar tracks, some songs with words, and not too much electronic music.
No dance experience is necessary only a wish to move your body in whatever way you feel. This is not a dance display or a club - just dancing for the fun of it. You can chill out on the cushions whenever you want. The music slows right down and we finish in stillness.
Please bring your own water/juice (no alcohol), a rug/blanket for the still cool down and a yoga mat if you have one.
For more information please contact Jane Horton
Beacon Camera Club is a friendly, vibrant, growing organisation of like-minded individuals, whose aim is to advance the education of the public in the theory and practice of photogrpahy as an art. We welcome new faces at any club night.
We currently have over 65 members who have widely varying photographic interests and skills. The Club's programme of events is broad and stimulating, with presentations by 'names' in the photographic world, practical club nights, tuition, outings to photogenic locations or events, and photographic competitions both amongst the Club's membership and also against other camera clubs both in the U.K. and overseas.
We host the annual Worcester Young Photographer of the Year Competition and also arrange events at a variety of Worcestershire venues ( the next being “An Evening with Joe Cornish” to be held at the Swan Theatre Worcester on 7th June 2012 ).
There is a busy internet-based members' forum, where members can ask questions, show and critique work, or simply chat about some club or photographic matter.
Subscriptions: Full membership:£37.50 , Joint: £65, Student: £15, Forum only: £10, Trial membership £2 per meeting ( maximum 4 ) which is refunded if membership is taken.
Meet: weekly on Thursdays at 7.30pm(between April & September)
For further information please contact Trevor Bell ( Club Press and Publicity Officer ) using the details below.
There are a number of churches around the hills which have peals of bells and bands of bellringers.
If you are a ringer, or a lapsed ringer we would love to see you.If you want to know what bellringing is about, why not come and see what we do and what happens up the tower. A warm welcome awaits!
Please contact Trevor Still on the number below if you are interested in bellringing in any of the following areas;
Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Madresfiend, Hanley Swan, Hanley Castle, Upton-Upon-Severn, Suckley, Welland
There are a number of churches around the hills which have peals of bells and have bands of bellringers.
If you are a ringer, or a lapsed ringer we would love to see you. Why not join us and come and see what we do and what happens up the tower.
You can contact any one of the following people at your nearest tower and you are assured a warm welcome!
Bosbury, Frank Seabright on 01531 640252
Coddington,Elspeth Jones on 01684 540784
Colwall, Elspeth Jones on 01684 540784
Cradley, Chris Roberts on 01886 884553
Eastnor, Celia Walters on 01432 853271
Ledbury, Matt Sim on 077296 29290
Mathon, Jenny Lawrence on 01684 540660
Stretton Grandison, Nicky Seabright on 01531 640252
Bosbury Beaver Scouts group meet during term time, 6pm - 7pm, Bosbury Parish Hall every Monday during term time.
If you have a child interested in joining or would like more information, please contact us on:-
Helen on 01531 640371 or Louise Hosking (Acting Secretary) 01531 640792
A single all weather tennis court is available for use by casual players and club members. There is also a Bowling Green available. The club plays bowls on Monday evenings and Sunday mornings during the season. New members welcome. For all booking enquiries, please contact Angie Clark (Hall Caretaker) on the number below;
Bosbury Church is one of eight parishes which work together as a group.
Bosbury Church - At the heart are the people, the Church, the pub and the school
There are a range of services throughout the parishes with different types of Service and at different times.
Come and visit us!
Bosbury Cricket Club plays its cricket on the Bosbury School sports ground, on a natural grass pitch. Home to the club since before the Second World War, the pavilion as refurbished 4 years ago and now includes shower facilities. Bosbury Cricket club welcomes new players, no matter what standard. For more information, contact Paul Allen, Chairman on the number below.
A friendly group that meets at 7.30pm on the second Thursday each month, Bosbury Parish Hall. We aim to promote friendship and widen the interests of women in Bosbury and the surrounding area. Visitors welcome. For further information please contact Diane Hodgson, Secretary on the number below.
Annual Subscriptions - £13.50
Visitors: WI members - £2
Non-members (max 3 visits only) - £3
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.
We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
To find your local support or fundraising group please ring:-
The club has its home at Malvern St James, Great Malvern, and was formed with one underlying principle - to provide players with the opportunity to participate in hockey, including competitive leagues, regardless of ability. Currently we run two Ladies league teams and many of our players also play for our linked mixed team, the Malvern Dipsticks.
The Club is always pleased to welcome new players of any standard.
We train regularly 7.30-8.30pm at Malvern St James artificial pitch.
The smart way to get about!
With 3 types of car to choose from, it is cheaper than running a car if you do low mileage - and less hassle on maintenance. The scheme is ideal if you only need a car a few times a week or need a specific type of car for a specific trip or occasion. In addition, a trailer, roof box and child car seats are also available for hire.For more information see our website.
We are people who enjoy getting together regularly at Colwall for singing and socialising.
We aim to work on a mixture of fun, easily-acheivable music with occasional forays into more demanding works. Repertoire is geared to strengths (and tastes) of members and whatever potential engagements come our way. Past performances include Vivaldi’s Gloria, The Armed Man, Don’t Stop Me Now, On The Wings of Love, Folk songs, show tunes and christmas carols. We are always on the lookout for new material. We have entered and won at numerous local music festivals and enjoy regular performing opportunities, putting on our annual summer and winter concerts as well as performing for special events.
We rehearse every Thursday evening at 8:00pm (in term time) at the music department of The Downs Malvern School, if you would like to have a chat to us first then please feel free to drop us an email.
Colwall CC is a family and community orientated club which prides itself on the excellence of its facilities and its continuing development as a leading club. New members and visitors - playing or social are always welcome.
Colwall runs two adult teams in the Worcestershire League, plus a team in the Herefordshire Saturday League.
In addition we play a Sunday Team in the Herefordshire League and we take part in the National Village Cup every year. We are proud to also have a women's and girls’ team. Juniors are always particularly welcome.
Contact us on the details below.
For more details on our events throught-out the year visit our website.
Colwall Golfers. A friendly group who share a passion for golf. New members welcome.
We had an enjoyable and surprisingly dry day at Burghill with 21 participants with 13 of them winning prizes. I have been offered a very inexpensive deal for next year at Leominster Golf Club so that is where the 2013 venue will be. Ross was the alternative but was three times the price of Leominster. I have yet to fix a date but, as a result of the answers to the questionnaire, it is likely to be mid to late April, run on similar lines as before.
Colwall Greener is an informal group of people in the village of Colwall in Herefordshire. We work together to exchange information on ways of improving our environment in Colwall. Some of our initiatives include; electric bike hire, electric car hire, home energy advise and assistance to name a few. See our website for more information on how to get involved.
Colwall Ladies Club meets on the second Thursday of each month, except August, in the Village Hall.
The meetings start at 10am with coffee. We have a variety of speakers and activities throughout the year - serious, amusing, topical and interesting!
Colwall Ladies' Club is intended to give the members a pleasant morning for themselves. Membership is restricted to ladies of Colwall and we are always happy to welcome new members.
For any information please contact Secretary, Hazel Turner on 01684 541066 or Chairman, Elizabeth Smith on 01684 540093
The Colwall Orchard Group brings together people from across the village and beyond to promote, celebrate and restore traditional orchards. We have a wonderfully diverse set of orchards in Colwall ranging from traditional farmstead and garden orchards to the last remnant orchards of the former commercial fruit enterprise in the village.
Colwall Orchard Group has been sharing our enthusiasm for orchards with as many people as possible. We’ve run children’s orchard art projects and many public events including the Blossom picnic, poetry workshops, Dawn Chorus rambles, fungus forays, bug hunts and moth nights. We have started up our own village mistletoe fair and a Colwall Wassail. We have also raised the profile of our orchards in local, regional and national newspapers and journals.
We are always looking for new members and volunteers. Come and see what we do!
Colwall Players is an amateur theatre group, based in the village of Colwall.
We produce at least three main-stage productions per year. People with an interest in any aspect of theatrical production are most welcome.
We also have an active Young Colwall Players.
For more details please see our website.
For membership enquiries contact
We offer a happy, friendly and stimulating environment for the enjoyment, development and education of pre-school children from age 2 years and 5 months. Run by experienced staff who create a very special caring and nurturing environment for all children.
Sessions are held in the Colwall Village Hall.
As a group, our main objective is service in the community, in the workplace and around the globe. Please ring us or go to our website to find out more about Rotary in your local community, what we do and how you can get involved. Colwall Rotary Club meet at the Malvern Hills Hotel every Thursday at 7:30pm(except after a Bank Holiday Monday).
If you wish to visit our club, please call our Secretary, Steve Hopkins on
Colwall Scout Group provides scouting for girls and boys aged between 6 and 14.
Scouting aims to develop the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual potential of young people through a broad and far-reaching programme of activities.
It is run by volunteers who are trained and supported by the worldwide scout movement.
Opportunities for children and adults are wide-ranging and might include: cooking on fires, hiking, camping, visiting police and fire stations, zorbing, grass-boarding, crafts, map-reading, helping in the community, pond dipping, trips abroad, games, halloween sleepovers, planning and expedition, swimming, skating, astronomy, bat-watching, visiting local places of worship, meeting people from the community such as dentists and doctors, first aid, football, tennis, climbing … these are all things that Colwall scouts of different ages have done or are doing over the next year.
Please give us a call if you would like further information for either your child or yourself.
Part of the Colwall Players, Colwall Young Players is led by Lee Card (Year 6 teacher at the Colwall Primary School) and Melanie Horton. Meetings are Tuesday evenings, 4:45pm - 5:45pm.New members always welcome. See our website for details, or contact us on the email address below.
Community Action operates a wide range of services to local people; including a Car Service to medical appointments and shopping, shoparound trips to assist with independance, wheelchair adapted car and driver(optional) hire. Minibuses are also available to local groups for hire. A well-used Resource Centre to help keep costs low for local organisations is also available. We also act as a venue for regular meetings to bring local voluntary groups together to enable sharing of specialist knowledge.
We are an active group based in Cradley village. New members welcome. Venue hire available. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8pm.
We can also help with a Licenced Outside Bar please ring 01886 880552 for availability.
RBL Secretary contact as details below;
Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7.45pm
Rehearsals stop for the summer, and start again in September.
New members welcome, whether experienced or not. A passion for singing and enough enthusiasm to attend regular weekly rehearsals and undertake some practice at home are all that is needed.
The modern Womens Institute was began by a man. The Hon. R. Stapleton-Cotton in 1915. His aim was to make women in the rural community aware of their skills and potentials in war-time.
From this beginning we have today's nationwide organization, which is consulted by the government on subjects relating to women and the family, and is capable of 'hand-bagging' the Prime Minister.
So forget the jams, cakes and nude calendars, just join us at Cradley and make your voice heard too, and at the same time enjoy lively talks, conversations, trips and activities, as well as having fun making new friends at our interesting and informative meetings,
We meet at 7.30 p.m. on the first Thursday in the month at Cradley Village Hall.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our meeting.
For more details please contact Pat Brewer 01886 880017 or alternatively just turn up on the night where you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Divorce Recovery Workshop, a non-profit charity, will help you to understand what you are going through and provide support from others in the same situation. Based in Malvern, we run a series of 6 evening workshops.
For more details please visit our website or contact Gill.
The Federation of Small Businesses is a not-for-profit organisation and the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.
Our lobbying arm - led by the Westminster Press and Parliamentary office - applies pressure on MPs, Government and Whitehall and puts the FSB viewpoint over to the media. The FSB also has Press and Parliamentary Offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast to lobby the devolved assemblies. Development Managers work alongside members in our regions to further FSB influence at a regional level.
In addition, Member Services is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to members of the FSB. These services will be subject to continuing review and will represent a positive enhancement to the benefit of membership of the Leading Business Organisation in the UK. See the full range of FSB benefits on our website.
If you are interested in finding out more, call David, your local membership advisor, who can come and visit you to discuss.
A community that recognises, values and adequately rewards the endeavours of those who are self employed and small business owners within the UK.
follow the local FSB on Twitter by searching for @angelafitch1 and you will get the latest info on business developments – any of which can be ignored as per your own needs.
Friends of Malvern Community Hospital
A very active League of Friends, we raise money for use in the hospital to provide extra equipment and other items for the benefit of both patients and staff. We also support other health services in the local area.
Many people benefit from supporting their health through improving their diet. It can be challenging however, when you are aiming to do something quite different with your diet from people around you. It could be useful to meet and talk to others who share your experience and also to have some support and guidance along the way to enable you to make changes.
The Support Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
New members can join in January, April and October.
Pre-booking is required for the term, cost: £30 in January, £40 in April and September (£10 per meeting, a concessionary rate is available).
The Great Malvern Association of Traders (GMAT) exists to promote and create revenue generation opportunities for members and traders throughout the Great Malvern Town Centre (Priory Ward) and to work towards the removal of any barriers that may unfairly hinder trade within the ward.
The organisation will do this in the following ways:
• By representing the majority view of GMAT members when liaising and negotiating with official parties such as the Malvern Hills District Council and Malvern Town Council; creating a stronger, more influential voice.
• By offering communication services between traders, ensuring networking opportunities, and quick, efficient distribution of relevant information & news.
• By engendering a pride in the town throughout all traders.
• By producing marketing material on behalf of GMAT members promoting trade within the ward.
• By organising and supporting events and projects designed to bring in additional trade into Great Malvern and for GMAT members.
The Priory has been the heart of the Malvern community for over nine hundred years. It has been a meeting place for the townspeople as well as a house of prayer.
Lunch Box continues this tradition by inviting members of the community to share the peace and history of the Priory. Lunchtime talks and music, alternate Thursdays at 1pm (October to April). Bring your own lunch at 12.30pm. Tea/coffee available.
Friendly social club playing every Wednesday evening from 8 to 10pm at Hanley Castle High School Sports Hall, Church End, Hanley Castle, Worcester, WR8 0BL.
Please contact Richard Bryant for more information and membership enquiries.
The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics.
The Institute has a world-wide membership and has a major international presence in:
1. scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of physics;
2. setting professional standards for physicists and awarding professional qualifications;
3. promoting physics through scientific conferences, education and science;
4. policy advice.
The Hereford & Worcester Centre of the loP arranges a programme of talks on a range of scientific subjects. Their scientific level is no higher than 6th form and most talks would be understandable to those with little or no scientific knowledge.
All of our talks here are open to anyone with an interest in science or technology.
If you are likely to bring a large group then please contact either of the contacts so that we can ensure enough seats are available.
If you would like the loP to sponsor a lecture at your school, or if you have an idea for a topic that you would like to hear about, then please get in touch.
J E Beale 07801-365 204 email@example.com
Dr A C Smith 01684-569503 firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a wide variety of walks from two to 15 miles in all parts of the county and beyond.
Our walks programme includes:
All day walks
Tea shop Walks
New members welcome. Please visit our website for full details.
Humpty Dumpty is a parent, baby and toddler group aiming to cater for parents with children for all pre-school ages. For your children, there is a great variety of good quality toys to play with, while you will be able to chat and exchange experiences over a well-earned cup of tea/coffee!
Older children (2, 3 and 4-year olds)also have the opportunity each week to make something special to take home - a puppet, a collage or a model etc.
The Humpty Dumpty Group meets at Christ Church Hall, Mondays and Thursdays, 10am - 11.45am.
Cost per family per session in only £1, to include tea/coffee and biscuit for you and your children. Your first visit is free.
Jamboree is an established project that has been growing and evolving since 2009. Initially we concentrated on producing quality preserves and selling them in the local shops and farmers markets. We then branched out into catering and retail to run Cafe H2O, part of the Malvern Hills GeoCentre at the Wyche Cutting.
We are set up as a Co-operative to ensure that the profit made from sales is divided between the co-op members all of whom have a learning disability.
If you are interested in cooking, baking, shop work or just enjoy the company of the general public then you may well enjoy Jamboree.
Jamboree also relies on a number of volunteers to cope with the busy times. If you would like to volunteer then please do contact us.
We meet twice on Sundays in worship and these services are the focal points of each week.
Services are held during the week too but the life of the church extends far beyond formal acts of worship. Our members come together in a variety of activities, in which friendship and fellowship are shared, news of our experiences is shared and the week's events are discussed. Most of all, we support one another in times of sorrow or difficulty and try to share and spread joy, humour and happiness too.
We have a table tennis group, an art group and two women's groups - all these meet on church premises and non-members are very welcome. There are also 'house groups' which meet in members' homes and discuss topics of interest over tea and cake. Our building is also used extensively by local groups, which include those studying German and French, dancing classes and choir practices.
Please come and meet us or visit our website for more information.Or, contact the Rev Alison Richards on the email address below.
Ledbury bowling club is situated in the Market Town of Ledbury, Herefordshire and was founded in 1927. We are a small friendly club and we welcome new members. No experience is necessary as coaching can be arranged. We welcome touring teams – contact us to arrange a game!
Go to our website page to see when you Fun Sessions are taking place!
Every month we have lots of great activities on offer to give you and your child different experiences. We would very much like to meet with you and hope that you find this information of value to you.
We are able to support and help young children, parent/carers, parents-to-be and families to reach their full potential by offering services that include access to, Health, Early Years Education and Parent Support Services.
You can find Ledbury Children's Centre in the grounds of Ledbury Primary School; please follow the signs situated at the School which direct you down the walk way besides the School and the Centre can be located behind the School.
We are open Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)
Call or email us on the number below for more details.
Ledbury Choral Society is a small, friendly group of 40 to 45 dedicated singers. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at the Baptist Church in The Homend from 7.30 to 9.15 pm. We present three major concerts a year, and often have other smaller engagements. New members of all abilities welcome. Please contact us via the website link below.
The band was formed in 2010 by a group of professional brass players, teachers and community members with the aim of providing Ledbury with a brass band to represent and support the area both in local events and further afield.
In addition the band aims to provide brass players of all ages and abilities in the area with an opportunity to come together to practice, share knowledge and encourage development.
We rehearse every Thursday evening from 7:15 - 9:00pm during Term Time. Our musical director is Stuart Essenhigh, a professional trumpeter and brass teacher and our co-musical director is John Frith, a professional composer and brass teacher.
ABILITY: Brass players of all ages and abilities are welcome to join LCBB. If you are interested in joining, why not come along to a rehearsal or contact us either via our contact page or direct to our email address
Ledbury Community Choir is a relatively young choir, having been formed in 1998. We currently have around 80 members of all ages, singing in 3 or 4 part harmony. We meet every Tuesday for rehearsals in preparation for formal and informal concerts. Our repertoire is growing as we sing a variety of musical styles, including folk songs, popular classics, songs from stage musicals, and well-known standards.
We usually meet at John Masefield School, Ledbury, during term time, 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings. It would be great to see you there.
A wonderful sport for all ages and abilities from experienced bowlers to first time bowlers.
All you need to get started is flat sole shoes/trainers - we have bowls for use in the Club.
Roll-ups held on a Monday and Wednesday mornings starting 9.15a.m for 9.30am till 12pm.
First session is free (thence £2.50 per session - which includes refreshments!)
We are a very friendly bowling club and all new members are made to feel most welcome.
Competitive bowling for those interested within the Herefordshire Short Mat Winter League (which runs October till March).
If you would like further information please call into the Community Hall or telephone Stuart on 01531 632454
Lunch club in the Link
from 6 September and then every second Thursday of the month
Come and enjoy an excellent hot 2 course meal for £5 from 12 noon.
To book, or for more information on when we meet, please call Margaret on the number below.
Upton Carer's Support Group. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2-4pm. Carers Groups are free to any carer of a dependant relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, disabled or frail in body or mind. Groups give carers an opportunity to share and socialise with other carers, raise issues, and enjoy a variety of information or recreational activities at friendly, informal meetings. Help may be available with costs for sitters or transport to enable attendance.
Legal & Financial Sessions are run throughout the year. Please contact Judy Adams for more information.
Visit us at the Evergreen Childrens Center in Malvern Link, on the third Thursday of every month, with Malvern Slingmeet, 10.30am - 12.00noon. Reusable nappies can be fantastic,
fun and very easy!
We are a non-profit service run in conjunction with Malvern Hills NCT by two mothers who aim to increase awareness of, and provide information on, reusable and biodegradable nappy options.
We have a demo box with all the different types of reusable and cloth nappies that you can get, including many of the main brands.
Come and look at nappies, feel the texture, ask questions and hopefully go away equipped with a lot more knowledge, which allows you to buy a style of reusable nappy that suits you and your baby, rather than being overwhelmed and not using them at all.
We also provide information on the types of biodegradable nappies available out there. Biodegradable disposable nappies are also a good solution if you are not yet ready to commit to reusable nappies and they don't have to be too expensive.
More and more companies are jumping on the eco-friendly band wagon, so prices are coming down and there is a lot more choice these days. We can tell you where to get them locally and what sort of prices you are looking at.
With over 700 reusable nappies to loan out so you can trial different types of nappy and find what is best for you and your child.
We are always looking for more nappies for our library, so if you have any spare nappies that you no longer need we would love to hear from you.
The aim of the Civic Society is to conserve and protect the best elements of Malvern’s heritage in the built and natural environment while seeking to encourage and promote high standards of planning and architectural design for the enhancement, general improvement and appearance of Great Malvern and the surrounding area
Malvern Community Forest's mission is to create and manage recreational and functional forest with a centre for the educational and environmental benefit of the community in the Malvern Chase.
There are lots of ways to get involved. Contact us to find out.
Malvern Concert Club
One of the longest-established and most acclaimed chamber music societies in the country. From Autumn to Spring, we present an annual series of six concerts and recitals, featuring British and oversees artists of international standing.
Come and help build on the success of Malvern Concert Club by attending our concerts. Or, become a Club Member and save money. Six concerts for the price of four, plus many other benefits!
All concerts are on Thursdays at 7.30pm.
Go to our website for more information, or Membership enquiries to Simon Payton on the email address below.
We are a youth centre in Malvern offering a wide range of activities for Young People. We are also always looking for people with a few hours to spare who want to give something back to the community.
Monday 3.30 - 6.30pm
(Junior Scooter FREE)
Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm
(Project Night FREE)
Thursday 6.30 - 9pm
Saturday 10.30 - 12.30 (SPLAT)FREE Art sessions for kids 0-11 yrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 2.30 - 5pm (SKATE £1)
Malvern Family History Society is a small friendly society that is based in Malvern but has members whose interests cover the whole of Worcestershire, the British Isles and beyond. Formed in 1996, it offers a forum for members' interests and provides mutual support in our researches, irrespective of county or country.
Most of our members live in the Malvern area, but some live elsewhere in the United Kingdom or abroad. Most of our 'out of area members' have ancestors who lived at some time in the Malvern area and we endeavour to assist them by discovering what we can about their family connections. We also undertake local projects relating to family history.
Our activities have expanded to cater for our members' needs. Prospective members will find others at a similar stage in their researches whether they are beginners or experienced genealogists.
Our research is not confined to ancestors in the Malvern area; indeed most of us have ancestors who lived their lives elsewhere. We are just a group of people who happen to live in Worcestershire, close to Malvern, who meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas, give mutual support and listen to a variety of interesting speakers.
All members receive a copy of our quarterly journal called "Tree Tappers" which comprises articles on all aspects of family history and members' own experiences.
We meet 7.30pm, on the first Wednesday evening of the month. With a small annual membership fee - non members are also welcome to attend any of our meetings for a small charge.
Go to our website for more information.
We play Mondays and Thursdays from September until the end of April.
Monday 7.30 - 9.30pm Club night at The Chase School Sports Hall, Visitors welcome. £5.
Thursday 8 - 10pm Match night and team practice at Dyson Perrins Sports Hall.
Please contact Julie for more details.
The Malvern Hills Conservators were established in 1884 to protect and manage the Hills and Commons. The Conservators also run volunteering days and events as well as conserving the habitats and species of the Hills and Commons. Get in touch to get involved.
Registered charity number 515804.
Malvern Hills Foodbank is part of a national network of Food Banks across the UK.
We help provide a minimum of 3 days food emergency food and support for local people.
There are a number of ways you can help - donate money, give food, become a sponsor or partner. We are always looking for people interested in helping people in their local community.
Go to our website for more information. We have lots of ideas on how you can help to get involved!
For enquiries contact us on the details below.
The Malvern Hills Freecycle™ group is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away
One main rule: everything posted must be FREE. This group is part of The Freecycle Network (TM), a nonprofit organization interested in keeping items out of landfills. Check out freecycle.org for other towns and more info!
Our mission is "To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Club's". The club has both male and female members drawn from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The club is always in need of people who are willing to organise events and are not afraid to hold a can at a collection or help at any of the club's many events.
Committed to making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. We meet regularly on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at 8:00 P.M.
Run by local parents for local parents. We offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be.
Malvern Hills NCT is a charity/not-for-profit organisation run by local parents, offering support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be in the Malvern Hills area.
We recognise that becoming a parent is a
life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes
stressful. We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support. We offer a number of other services including ante natal courses, breastfeeding support, nursing bra measuring service, breast pump hire, nappy advisory service, baby sling library and meet, maternity clothes library, wellington boot library and valley cushion loan.
Go to our website or Facebook page for more information on what is going on for you in the Malvern Hills area with the NCT.
Originally for all retired professionals or business men who are resident within the Malvern area. Today retired men of any age are welcome to join. The club provides talks on interesting topics, an Annual Lunch, an Annual Outing and a Pub Lunch each year, with an opportunity for increasing social contacts and fellowship.
We meet 10am - 12noon on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month, at St Andrew's Church Hall, Poolbrook, Malvern.
Malvern Hills Volunteering offers advice to members of the public who are interested in finding out about local volunteering opportunities. With provision of private interviewing rooms, ‘drop-in’ sessions run on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Malvern Cube (former Youth Centre), Albert Road North, and Friday mornings between 9.00am and 12.30pm at the Worcestershire Hub, Malvern Library, Graham Road, Malvern.
Members of the public seeking volunteering or organisations’ representatives, who are looking for volunteers, are welcome to call. Appointments may be made.
This service helps potential volunteers of all ages to find suitable local roles by putting them in touch with charities and organisations seeking volunteers. The Malvern Hills District has a large number of volunteers and this service is seen as invaluable in supporting local voluntary organisations and their services.
Local volunteering ‘opportunities’ may be found on the national volunteering website, www.do-it.org.uk.
The Society offers a wide range of activities, trying to cater for all the gardening interests of its members. Visitors are welcomed at all our events, so please come along and "try us out".
We usually meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month, with talks in January, February, March, April, September, October and November.
In May, June, July and August we hold garden visits/walks, also on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Please contact us for more details about the club. Dr Ann Davis (Chairman) on 01684 311214.
Meetings start at 7.30pm, finish at 9.00pm and are held in the 6th Form Annex of Chase School.
Malvern Inventors Club is a group of like-minded individuals and businesses interested in promoting innovation to schools and businesses in Malvern and the surrounding areas. The group wish to provide a focus for innovation activities. We meet on the second Thursday each month to plan activities and discuss issues of interest. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Please see our website for more details, or contact us below.
We are always looking for new members and are pleased to have men of almost any level of ability to join. No audition is necessary, just an enthusiasm for and a love of singing. We have a very wide repertoire, from pop to classics, and plenty in between!
We meet weekly for ten months of the year and annually to perform about ten concerts, supporting many local and national charities.
Rehearsals are Mondays, 7.30-9.40pm, Holy Trinity Church, Malvern. Contact us directly to learn more.
Social & networking group for enterprising mums planning, starting or growing their own business in or around Malvern, Worcestershire.
Meeting every last Wednesday evening of the month at the Wyche Innovation Centre, 7.30pm - 9pm. New members welcome.
We are a relaxed, informal group of mothers who meet monthly at the Wyche Innovation Centre, Walwyn Road, Upper Colwall, Malvern, the last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm, to share the highs and lows of running a business alongside raising a family. We will be inviting a speaker each month to share a topic relevant to growing a business. This will be followed with informal networking and refreshments. The evenings are a great opportunity to meet likeminded women, in addition to joining our regular socials too!
Our objective is SERVICE ABOVE SELF in our community whether local, national or international.
Meetings 7pm for 7.30pm every Monday (except Bank Holidays) - with a meal - usually at Worcestershire Golf Club.
To find out more see our website or telephone number below.
Founded in 1947 we comprise 36 people from a wide variety of backgrounds and have celebrated our 65 years of service to people less fortunate than ourselves. We meet to enjoy good fellowship and to plan new projects as well as developing existing ones.
Here are some examples of our activities :
Organisation of Stroke Awareness event and supply of aquaboxes and shelterboxes to disaster areas.
A garden terrace has been constructed for the Elizabeth Fitzroy Dalvington home while work on the Dale Hall Bog for the Conservators continues as does our carbon capture project involving tree planting.
Inevitably there are fundraising activities. Our Christmas Tree of Light has since inception in 2003 raised over £100,000 principally for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support, St.Richard's Hospice, Acorns Children's Hospice, Midland Air Ambulance and the Malvern Community Hospital scanner.
Overall since 2001 over a quarter of a million pounds has been raised for worthy causes.
Although Malvern Rotary Club is largely autonomous it is part of an international movement of 34000 clubs and 1.2million members over the world , and as such has the benefit of the style and pattern of the overall body. So it has made its contribution to Rotary International's extraordinary project, Polio Plus - the global eradication of polio. When Rotary led the way in 1985 there were 350,000 new cases a year in 125 countries: now we are down to under 50 endemic cases in 3 countries. Rotary itself has produced over $1 billion and drawn in World Health Organisation and other substantial bodies and governments.
You will see our Club collecting at the time of emergencies across the World - the East Africa appeal, Pakistan, Haiti , the Tsunami etc.
Partners of Rotarians are invited to join Malvern Inner Wheel, a thriving Club in its own right.
If you would like to put something back into society and experience excellent fellowship in the process, please get in touch.
We meet Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm, which includes tea and biscuits.
The Wednesday evening services offer a chance to practice together. The primary Pureland practice is nembutsu; reciting the name of Amida Buddha. Amida literally means 'measurelessness' and we chant in order to put ourselves in relationship with measureless compassion and wisdom and to let some of those qualities into our own lives.
Malvern Scottish Dancing
Scottish country dancing is an enjoyable and sociable way of keeping fit - all to foot-tapping music. You don't need to come with a partner, so come and give us a try!
First session is FREE, £2.50 per session thereafter
Annual Subscription: £5
First beginners session - 27 September
Thursdays: 8pm - 10pm (Beginners: 7.15pm-8pm)
Are you thinking of starting your own business?
Have you started your own business in the last 12 months?
Do you own a well established small business?
If so, why not come and join us at our monthly meetings?
Meeting are helds on a regular basis and provide a great networking opportunity for businesses. More information and our meetings, including a schedule of forthcoming meetings can be found on our website.
A brand new branch of an international speakers organization is to open in Malvern, but it is not just open to experts.
The club is a branch of Toastmasters International and the aim is to help develop oral communication and leadership, and is aimed, at those that are terrified of making a speech, those need to improve their public-speaking and anyone who feels the need to improve the skills they may already have.
The clubs’ President is Steve Birch who has first hand knowledge of what Toastmasters International can do, as he admits he was one of those in fear of having to speak to an audience, before joining the Cheltenham branch:
“It’s helped me to speak in public to people I don’t know. When I had to make a speech at my wedding, it consisted of me getting up and saying “thank-you”, my wife then got up and made the grooms speech.
“I then joined Toastmasters and at my father’s funeral I was able to give a 15 minute eulogy, and got a standing ovation. Previously I would not have been able to utter a word.”
The club already has a committee, including the BBC Hereford and Worcester presenter Dave Bradley who is new to the organization:
“Steve has talked with great enthusiasm about Toastmasters and I have seen at first hand what it can do for people. Getting up to speak in public is a lot harder than talking on the radio, as you don’t get a reaction from a radio audience. If you say something you think is funny, you won’t know if folks are laughing, with a live audience you soon know if you are interesting and amusing.”
The new club will be meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Great Malvern Hotel in Graham Road, and everyone is welcome to come along and find out just what it’s all about.
Originally known as the Terrace Artists the group was formed in 1981 with the aim of providing an opportunity for amateur and professional artists to exhibit and sell their work.
Would you like to join us? Annual membership fee is £10, and is open to anyone who enjoys painting.
September - April Indoor painting sessions resume in the Church Hall, Lansdowne Crescent Malvern.
See our website for more details and a membership form.
Malvern Town Wanderers Football Club has been providing grassroots football for over 25 years. The Club has provided the opportunity for youngsters of all abilities to become involved in the 'beautiful game'. Our aim is to encourage team spirit, inclusion, enjoyment as well as promoting fitness and well being. Most of all, it is about having some fun, playing in a team and developing social and communication skills through the game of football. Players aged 5-18 years.
A community facility in Malvern Vale. Managed by the YMCA in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council.
With a variety of classes, groups and meetings taking place. Please visit our facebook page for our current timetable and events.
Room Hire also available.
Manor Park Club is pleased to celebrate the opening of it's new Café Bar at their Albert Road North Premises on Sunday 22 March 2015.
With thanks to members who have donated funds for this project from all the sporting sections at the club, namely Indoor and Outdoor Tennis, Squash and Racquet Ball, Indoor and Outdoor Bowls and Table Tennis. Also in attendance alongside Cathie Sabin, President of the Lawn Tennis Association, Keir Worth, Chief Executive of England Squash and Racket Ball , Dave Steen, Chairman of Table Tennis and Steve Boughton, President of Worcestershire Indoor Bowling Association.
The Trustees and Management Committee of Manor Park have for a long time been keen to improve the facilities within the club house and this development is another landmark in the Club’s Development as a top class sporting facility in Great Malvern and the surrounding area.
For all information about sporting activities at the club please contact the Club Manager.
Helping people who, at a particular moment in their lives, find themselves in distress or difficulty with their partner.
We provide relationship counselling in Ledbury and Hereford by qualified relationship counsellors with payment by donation.
WHO WE ARE
Marriage Care believes that a strong society is one built on happy marriages and committed long-term partnerships. Whether you’re single, married or living together, we believe that all lives are enriched by healthy, happy relationships. We also know how easily they can become a source of conflict and distress and how vital timely support can be.
The Club provides friendly social tennis, and relatively friendly competitive tennis, all the year round on 3 all-weather courts. We welcome enquiries from potential new members.
Church for the whole family.
Come along and get messy with lots of crafts to do, celebration all together....finishing with everyone having tea.
It is different from a children’s activity day because it is an event for children and their parents, grandparents or carers together.
It is a worshipping community of all ages, centred on Christ, showing Christian hospitality, giving people a chance to express their creativity, to sit down, have a meal and have fun within a church context.
We meet on different Sunday dates at 3.30pm. Please visit website for current dates.
We are a mixed side (men and women), dancing a traditional style of Morris known as North-West. We meet on Tuesday evenings for practice at Poolbrook Hall, Poolbrook Road, Malvern from 8pm - 10pm.
In the Summer months we dance with other local sides at pubs around the area and at weekends we dance at events such as flower festivals, fetes and folk festivals.
For further information please see our web site or ring Anne Lewis, Old Meg Morris, Secretary
The Pan Fellowship are a new group in Malvern for anyone struggling with compulsive behaviours - overeating, overspending, drug or alcohol problems, relationship issues etc.
Our meetings are based on the 12 Step programmes and we share our experience, strength and hope in order to solve our common problems.
We currently meet from 7pm - 8.15pm every other Sunday - see the website for more information.
Feel free to call or just come along to a meeting - you are free to just listen and see what you think. There is a small donation to cover our costs.
Family Services are held First Sunday at 11am
Second Sunday at 8am Holy Communion and 11am Parish Communion
All Other Sundays 11am Parish Communion
A warm welcome is extended to all.
In addition to Sunday services, Christ Church is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Coffee is served in the hall on Friday mornings from 10:00 until 12:00.
The church, with its large space and excellent acoustics, is also available for hire.
The regular services are taken by a team of retired clergy and of Readers.
Please direct enquiries relating to weddings, baptisms and funerals to Reverend Canon Harold Goddard on 01684 563350
For Hall Bookings, please contact Jackie Harris on 01684 566693
all other enquiries please phone Angela Green on 07756 722 426.
For current events and information please visit our website.
We are a small, friendly, informal Branch that meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the United Reform Church Hall, Worcester Road, Malvern Link.
We start with a speaker followed by a break for refreshments and a chat, then deal with the business and information. We have varied and interesting talks as well as an annual lunch and annual outing. We also run a stall at the Malvern Link Charities Mini Market twice a year. New members are always welcome and for more information please call Jill Thompson, whose phone number is below.
Positive Thoughts is a mental health charity based in Malvern and run entirely by volunteers.
We run weekly drop-in sessions; Wednesdays 10.30-12.00 and Fridays 1-3 pm at which anyone can join us for a drink and a chat in a friendly and supportive environment.
We also organise social events and activities - check out our news page on the website for up-to-date information.
Quakers share a way of life rather than a set of beliefs. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us.
Main meeting time: 10:30am
12.00noon - 12.40pm midweek meeting for worship on the 3rd Thursday each month.
There are also children's meeting, 1st and 3rd Sundays of month. Please contact Melanie Jameson on 01684 572466 for details.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through the website.
*Counselling for Young People
*Telephone Counselling by Appointment
The Ring and Ride Community Transport Scheme provides an invaluable service to members of the local community who are either unable to use public transport or for whom no such services are available. It is mainly operated by volunteer drivers using their own vehicles. Requests for transport can be made to our Ring & Ride desk volunteers.To find out more please visit our website or contact us on the numbers below.
Salter’s Hill Charity provides services for people with a learning disability and promotes choice, independence, respect, dignity and responsible lifestyle choices.
We provide a wide range of high quality services working in partnership with our clients, local authorities, parents and family members developing people to reach their full potential and integrate with their local community.
If you require more information please visit our website.
Save The Children Fundraising Group
Save The Children works in more than 120 countries. We save lives. We
fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Locally we
raise funds to support their work.
We are a very active group in Malvern consisting of two parts; one
being the organising committee and the other being supporters who we can
call on when we are organising a function.
We hold two collections a year, a Summer Fair and a Christmas
Fair, one or two Quizzes, sometimes a speaker with lunch included, and
for many years an Annual Burns Night Supper. We also hold a tennis
tournament at Manor Park when we supply the lunch. One year the winners
of our tournament went on to win the National event at Roehampton!
In the run up to Christmas we manage the Christmas Card shop at Arcos together with members from the Missions to Seamen fundraising group.
During the year we hold Organising Committee meetings as and when needed
and two Branch Meetings when all the supporters meet. We are always looking for new members so if you are interested please contact the Secretary Joan Gibson.
The SMILE Project is a stay and play facility with a multi-sensory environment for calming relaxation and sensory stimulation and also offers music and drama sessions. SMILE offers a wide range of activities from messy play, creative story-telling, cooking and opportunities to engage in high tech sensory technology. Each child and their family is supported by specialist staff who are skilled in identifying the individual needs of the children and tailoring sessions to help them participate as much as possible. This approach to sensory, family learning helps to create a supportive atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.
Please visit our website link below for further information.
St Richard's Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,200 patients and family members in Worcestershire.
Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 16-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.
In the In-patient unit specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients' symptoms and where, if they so choose, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard's is grateful for all donations towards the £5.4m they need to raise this year to continue their work.
For more information please visit the website below.
We arrange events with the prime purpose of raising funds for the Hospice which serves South Worcestershire.
Not part of the National Health Service, to fulfil its budget of over £5m much voluntary effort is essential. Our group has organised Quiz nights, Bridge teas, Barn dances and tin shakes.
Since inception over £40000 has been raised.
St. Leonard's Church, Chapel of the Beauchamp Community, Newland, is looking for new singers to join its SATB choir singing for Sunday morning services, feast days and occasional evening services.
A friendly Anglican church in the Catholic tradition, there is a strong focus on liturgy and music and the choir has a repertoire of liturgical anthems and motets which complement the services.
Some experience in sight reading is essential due to the range of music that the choir sings and there are vacancies in all parts. For more information contact us on the numbers below.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month at Storridge Village Hall at 7.30pm.
We are a small but lively group with interesting speakers, friendly chats with refreshments and also enjoy outings and social events. Do come along to any meeting to receive a warm welcome.
We are a group of female dancers who perform a range of Traditional dances to live music.
We have male and female musicians who play a variety of instruments including accordian, banjo, drum, fiddle, flute and recorder.
We would welcome new dancers and musicians, beginners or experienced.
For more information please feel free to contact Diana.
We are an amateur theatre group that has been successfully performing drama, musicals and light opera since 1988. Whether you want to tread the boards or help behind the scenes, new members are always welcome! For more information, contact Gill Andrews, Secretary on the number below.
Welcome to the home of dedicated Malvern Hills District walkers. As a group we enjoy everything to do with walking over, around, and across the Malvern Hills, surrounding countryside and bordering Counties. Come and join us at our regular meeting place at Imperial Road, Malvern, 100 metres from Great Malvern railway station.
Go to our website to see the walks scheduled throughout the year - there are lots!
"Malvern's own swinging jazz combo!
Expect great Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, the Blue Note repertoire, Latin and other cool stuff!
You'll think it's New York!"
To book the band and enjoy the very best jazz at your party please phone or email us (details below).
The Hills Bridge Club meets weekly on Thursday nights at 7pm, Mathon Village Hall. We are a friendly group not affiliated to the EBU, with 38+ members and usually have 5 or more tables.
Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact us for more information.
We meet Thursday evenings - 7.30pm-9.30pm in Malvern.
This well established choir is enthusiastic to explore new events, new venues and new partners. We are also keen to recruit new singers to fill occasional vacancies. We will be delighted to hear from you if you would like to check out the possibility of working with us or joining us.
Go to our website to find out more about us.
It’s not just about performance!
We generally present two or three productions a year and a pantomime or Christmas show which involves about eighteen performances. We makes all our own scenery, costumes and properties too, so involvement can be behind the scenes too!
In addition to stage productions we also arrange trips and other social events.
Today we offer training courses in all aspects of stage craft and contribute to education projects, including summer courses, production discussions and theatre tours.
For more information on joining us, contact the Company Manager or visit the website for more information.
The group is made up of local people working together on a forward-looking project to address the implications and the future for our locality and for our ways of life in the face of the major challenges of diminishing affordable oil and gas supplies and the effects of global warming and climate change. Go to our website for more information on how to get involved.
'Vital Spark' is a West Gallery Quire based in Malvern, Worcestershire, where most of our members are from the local folk scene.
We meet fortnightly on a Wednesday at West Malvern Village Hall, 8-10pm. New members are always welcome.
Go to our website or contact us on the numbers below for more information on what we do and how to join.
Gardener, Naturalist or both, we have something for you.
We offer talks with slides on either gardening or the natural environment at our monthly meetings from September through to May. These are always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 7.30pm in the West Malvern Village Hall. All are welcome. There is Tea/Coffee and biscuits to finish and it only costs £3.00 per Visitor or £2.00 if you are a Member.
During the summer periods walks and visits are arranged on an ad hoc basis for members and their friends.
West Malvern Voices is a choir group with teachers who come from across the globe to donate their time and expertise about different types of music and singing. We are an informal, laidback group whose main aim is to have a bit of fun.
For more information about West Malvern Voices, use the contact details below or just go along 7.30pm - 9.00 pm St James Church, West Malvern on the first and second Tuesdays of the month, with new members and visitors welcome.
Worcester Awakening Heart Buddhist Group
Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Learn how to meditate, learn about the teachings of Buddhism and explore their relevance to our 21st century lives.
As well as weekly meetings we also have regular Meditation Days.
We meet 7pm - 9pm on Monday & Friday
We meet for meditation guidance, practice and talks.
£5 (concessions) donated to The Gateway Trust (see website below)
We respect and seek the core Truth behind all Religions.
Come and explore your path with us. Beginners and the 'just curious', all welcome.
For more information, contact us.
Its estimated that 63,000 people across Worcestershire are unpaid carers, looking after a relative or a friend. It can be a demanding, difficult and sometimes unrecognised role according to Worcestershire Association of Carers.
Worcestershire Association of Carers is a registered charity that was founded in 1997. We act as an independent source of information, advice and support for the 63,000 unpaid adult carers in Worcestershire.
Visit our website to gain an insight into the different support services, practical sessions and social groups that we provide, along with all the latest news and events. There are also lots of different ways to get involved so please take a look if you are interested.
The Carers Helpline can be reached on 0300 012 4272 between 9am & 7pm Monday to Friday and between 9am and midday on Saturdays.
Meetings are normally held at 7.30pm on the first Monday of the month in Colwall Village Hall, Colwall. Refreshments served before meetings, so come early to make/meet friends and discuss your gardening interests and problems. We have experienced and knowledgeable gardeners in our midst who are happy to answer questions.
Visitors are always welcome to attend meetings at a charge of £3.50
Alfrick, Leigh & Bransford Mothers & Toddlers Group
Wednesdays, 10.30am (during term time only)
An ethical approach to a better life, by integrating desires and avoiding dogmatic extremes. A society for people from any tradition who give priority to reflective, integrated judgement rather than authorities.
Classes offered by the Middle Way Society. Meeting each Thursday evening at 7pm
We are a local fundraising group of like-minded people, that want to help change lives, and have fun doing so. We are always keen to welcome new members so if you have some time to spare and would like to help, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
The branch organisers for Malvern and Ledbury are Debbie Pitts and Valerie Turner, please email us for more details.
We’re a friendly, happy group of around 20 members ranging from very experienced to those relatively new to dancing. But we all enjoy an evening of dancing and socialising!
All our dances are based on English traditional dance with a focus on the Playford style (just think ‘Pride & Prejudice`). No special clothing is required. No partner or experience is necessary as all dances are walked through and explained by a caller. There is a different caller each week with regular outside callers invited. Members are also encouraged and supported to become callers if they wish.
We meet every Monday from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Each week is independent of the last so you can join any time. First session is free, then £2.50 per week (£13.50 per term) thereafter if you join. A cup of tea/coffee with biscuit is included during the interval.
The club also organises a number of special events throughout the year; these include an annual tea dance and end of term parties.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Welcome to the Malvern Hills Branch of the the Riding for the Disabled Association.
The RDA was set up to work mainly with people with physical disabilities, although the Groups now work across the spectrum of disabilities, age range, social status and urban and rural environments. The focus of our work is to ensure that each individual has the chance to derive a direct therapeutic benefit and gives them the opportunity to learn new skills, develop self-confidence and generally add a new element to life.
We currently have two riding sessions. The first is on Monday during school term at lunch time (1:30 – 2:30), and the second is on Saturday mornings, term time and holidays (11:00 – 11:30).
We also have one session for the RNIB on Wednesdays during term (16:45 – 17:45).
We are always looking for volunteers to help. If you are happy around horses have some free time to spare, please get in touch.
We are currently hosted by Guinness Park Farm and have been for the past 10 years.
- We have two knitting groups that meet in The Knitting Parlour, one on Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and one on Wednesday from 5pm to 7.30pm
- There is also a group that meets in the Malvern Library on Tuesday at 10.30am
- And a group that meets in the Foley Arms (Weatherspoons) on Worcester Road, in Great Malvern every Tuesday night from 6pm until 8pm.
For more information, give us a call at the shop or e-mail.
Malvern Storytellers are a group of people formed to promote the traditional art of oral storytelling.
We meet once a month to listen to stories and share ideas, sources and skills.
All are welcome to tell stories or listen to other tellers. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 8pm at the Great Malvern Hotel. We normally have a theme and these are on our website, but your tale doesn't need to fit the theme.
We occasionally host professional storytellers and perform at local events.
Come and join us.
Come and simply sing for the joy of it!
Most 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30 £5 Beacon Clinic, Portland Road, Malvern.
Harmony singing with a friendly, relaxed and informal group of women.
All songs taught by ear. All women's voices welcome. For more information see contact details below.
We are setting up a new volunteer Fundraising Group for Malvern.
Fundraising Groups make an enormous difference locally by helping to raise the vital funds we need so Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.
By being part of Marie Curie's new Fundraising Gropu, you will help by organising fundraising activities and collections in the local community, encouraging new volunteers to help the charity, as well as supporting Marie Curie's major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party.
If you are interested in helping Marie Curie Cancer Care to set up a new volunteer Fundraising Group, or to find out more about other ways to support the charity, please contact us on the details below
Based in the centre of Great Malvern & the Group now has over 20 people from the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire. The group runs 10 week terms on Monday afternoons 2-4 pm in the Malvern Theatre Hospitality Room. Course fees vary according to numbers but are approximately £65 per term.
It all began as a Birmingham University extra-mural class over 12 years ago, then after a number of years became a non-profit making, privately run group by local lecturer, Ursula Gill BA. She has now retired & we now have Alice Foster M.A. our lecturer since Spring 2011.
Alice Foster has lectured at the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education for many years. She is an experienced NADFAS lecturer and has been a member of the teaching team at Farncomb Residential Courses, Broadway, since its inception. Since 1996 Alice has been responsible for the History of Art unit at a Summer School at Brasenose College, Oxford for American students and she regularly guides study tours to Italy, including Florence, and other parts of Europe. She also guides her students to venues in the UK. She is President of Banbury Fine Arts Society.
We look forward to an exciting term in October 2012. Alice is delightful, an inspirational teacher I’m sure you will be engaged by her excellent illustrated lectures. Contact Fiona on the details below for more information.