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Member21
I would like to say ever since I started coming to Extended Hands I have made some nice friends and done things that I would’ve have never ever done before. Before I went to this coffee morning, I was always sitting in my room and never went out, only for my shopping on a Tuesday. The rest of the time I do not do anything or meet anyone. Do please keep this coffee morning going as there are not a lot of clubs going for people my age and I love the people who run it as well. I am really happy that this club is going on as it is really interesting as there is always something different going on each week. Never the same thing and I really do like going there. So please do not stop.

LB

5

Member20
I joined Extended Hands two years ago through a friend. I am pleased that I took the time to come along to the women’s group, as it has brought me faith in others, I made good friends, I enjoy my Friday’s and all that is offered. Craft, talks etc, not forgetting the family day, my son and daughter in law and grandson joined me at the BBQ which they enjoyed. So big thanks from me. Extended Hands puts the beat back in my heart, the skip in my step and the smile on my face.

TS

5

Member19
Extended Hands has brought me new friends. I enjoy coming out to meet and socialize with others. I enjoy the activities we do like card making, crafts, people coming from different establishments to give talks. I enjoy outings like ferry meadows barbeques, seaside trips. We are a supportive group of ladies. I would like this charity to carry on in the future. It’s important to have this support for women. This group helps with loneliness, for people to get out of their homes, to stop being reclusive. I enjoyed the International Friendship Day where we promoted our group. We also have a party on Christmas Day for people who would be on their own on Christmas.

JB

5

Member18
"When I first came to extended hands I was very quiet and shy (not anymore as most of you probably know) and I thought to myself how am I supposed to talk to all these other ladies? I was the youngest out of all the group and was thinking that people would judge why a young, single mum would be coming or people would think she's put herself into this situation so why should we feel empathy? Has she not got better things to do at her age? But I was very much wrong. All the ladies and volunteers were so helpful a problem shared was a problem halved every time you had a problem a solution was always found at Extended Hands. Sometimes my children would run around and cause havoc and what did everyone do? Jump in and lend a helping hand just like family. That's what Extended Hands is: a big extended family no matter what colour, age, race or ethnicity you are, no one judges you. My confidence has taken such a boost that now I have become a volunteer at Extended Hands and enjoy talking to ladies, meeting ladies out of extended Hands for a chat or maybe them with services in their house or out and about and I don't get paid but what the biggest pay out is hearing ladies responses and praise on how they felt after I have helped them. Now I think about a future and a career because it's not just about tea, coffee and cakes it's about building yourself up in life and reaching out to others and helping them reach the ladders to success. The team have their own families but without a doubt they are always finding ways to keep Extended Hands running and recognisable aiming to meet all the needs of everyone that attends. Day and night, Extended Hands will always to be there for you to lean on. My quote is: I'm learning, I'm laughing, I'm living."

VP

5

Member17
So much effort and love to make women feel special... Really shows the unconditional accepting love of Extended Hands and those involved. Just need more women to come along.

Member

5

Member16
Thank you so much for everything for every single help!

Member

5

Member15
Thank you so much for everything for every single help!.

Volunteer

5

Member14
Very empowering and great. I have friends now and I feel I can ask for help and they always here for me.

Volunteer

5

Member13
Extended hands like everything that is one place where I going. I don't have anyone except Extended Hands

Member

5

Member12
Extended Hands promotes love, friendship amongst women who could be going through some difficulties in life.

Member

5

Member11
Extended Hands is a happy, friendly place that brings all manner of women together, you can talk and interact with each other and support from the others when you have problems, no matter how big or small.

Member

5

Member10
I was in an oppressive relationship, I had next to no self esteem & suffered from depression & anxiety. These were indeed trying times but thanks to the help, support & motivation of Extended Hands I am now able to face the world with a renewed confidence. Extended Hands has been a true blessing to me & has been an essential part of my recovery. I do believe if I did not have Extended Hands to help & support me through my journey then I would not be here now. I pray that Extended Hands continues to grow in strength and numbers & continues to change the lives of many others whom also feel lost, alone & destitute.

Miss L.A.Loveridge

5

Member9
‘Many thanks to Extended Hands. Committed volunteers who stretch their hands out to reach out to those in need.’

MN

5

Member8
‘I want to say thank you to the whole Extended Hands team for always helping me when i was alone. They helped me through my depression and talked to me. They also came and gave me practical support helping me and my kids through tough situations. Since I am disabled and struggle to get from place to place, they also helped me with transportation services. They are like angels for me; sometimes I think GOD sent me these angels. Thanks a lot for everything you have done for me and my kids.’

SH

5

Member7
I first met the ladies from Extended Hands, when they were helping celebrate the international friends' day in Peterborough. I noticed straight away how warm and friendly they were. I enjoyed the nail painting and threading treatments. I signed up to join them at their summer picnic. The picnic was a wonderful family day. The sun was shining. There were games and lots of laughs, the children were lovely. The coffee morning 11-1 on a Friday is a lovely way to start the weekend. Over the weeks there are speakers, craft events, chance to try out new things. One very important event was a health talk with diabetes test and blood pressure. It was here that I found out that my blood pressure was very high. I would never have known this and made an appointment to see my doctor and am now on blood pressure tablets. We also had a workshop to promote wellness and happiness. In the week we can join in keep fit activities and have held zumba classes in the past. For those who want to improve their computer skills there have been computer classes. I have met plenty of wonderful people and made great friends, who I see away from the group. The group promotes positivity and self-belief. It also celebrates women and is inclusive we have members of many nationalities and the women's day celebration was such an amazing day celebrating culture and friendship. The team works very hard and is encouraging and supportive. If people are struggling, ill or need a hand, then Extended Hands will be there. The group has been going from strength to strength with many new faces since January 2018; they all receive a warm welcome. I have been with the group for over a year and a half and look forward to many more years.

CP

5

Member6
When I first came to extended hands I was very quiet and shy (not anymore as most of you probably know) and I thought to myself how am I supposed to talk to all these other ladies? I was the youngest out of all the group and was thinking that people would judge why a young, single mum would be coming or people would think she's put herself into this situation so why should we feel empathy? Has she not got better things to do at her age? But I was very much wrong. All the ladies and volunteers were so helpful a problem shared was a problem halved every time you had a problem a solution was always found at Extended Hands. Sometimes my children would run around and cause havoc and what did everyone do? Jump in and lend a helping hand just like family. That's what Extended Hands is: a big extended family no matter what colour, age, race or ethnicity you are, no one judges you. My confidence has taken such a boost that now I have become a volunteer at Extended Hands and enjoy talking to ladies, meeting ladies out of extended Hands for a chat or maybe them with services in their house or out and about and I don't get paid but what the biggest pay out is hearing ladies responses and praise on how they felt after I have helped them. Now I think about a future and a career because it's not just about tea, coffee and cakes it's about building yourself up in life and reaching out to others and helping them reach the ladders to success. The team have their own families but without a doubt they are always finding ways to keep Extended Hands running and recognisable aiming to meet all the needs of everyone that attends. Day and night, Extended Hands will always to be there for you to lean on. My quote is: I'm learning, I'm laughing, I'm living.

VP

5

Member5
'Thank you for the lovely Christmas afternoon, we really enjoyed it.'

MH

5

Member4
Dear Flora and everyone at Extended Hands, just had the best ever Christmas day. Thank you so much for doing all you did to make it such a wonderful day for me, I so enjoyed the company and singing and dancing and thank you too for the present and scarf. I really felt I was part of it all, part of the celebrations. lots of love Jo xxx 'Thank you for making my 1st Christmas in the UK a memorable one.

JB, 12/17

5

Member3
'I was suicidal before I started coming to Extended Hands. Three weeks later I am no longer suicidal.'

RO, 08/17

5

Member2
'Thank you for helping me today. You may have saved my life.'

JW, 09/17

5

Member1
I am unable to leave my flat alone , extended hands has and is a lifeline to me by accompanying me to buy food and pay bills. If I am nervous they calm me and always listen.With out their help my physical and mental health would be back to where it was , at rock bottom! They are invaluable to people like myself.'

KR, 09/17

5

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