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Charity running coffee morning to combat loneliness

A Peterborough-based charity is doing its bit to reduce loneliness and isolation in the city by holding a festive coffee morning.
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Ness M Care Foundation (NMF) is community run charity dedicated to supporting activities to improve the quality of life for people who are socially isolated, including those cared for at home and their carers.

The charity is holding a Ubuntu Christmas Coffee Morning on Monday, November 29, 

The foundation is offering a chance for people to enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee alongside some optional activities including card making, knitting and board games.

The charity’s founder Jackie Moyo, who originates from Zimbabwe, set up the charity when she witnessed social isolation and loneliness as a nurse going into people’s homes.

The coffee mornings are named after the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which places emphasis on community and making sure that no-one in society is left behind.

The free event is being held at Paston and Gunthorpe Community Centre, Hallfields Lane, Peterborough, between 10am and noon.

The group also offers a range of other services to help improve the lives of people across Peterborough and the surrounding area; these include a Buddy Up service aimed at building up social contact through activities such as walks in the park, going to the supermarket and meeting at a cafe, well-being calls from volunteers and access to physiotherapy for those who can’t receive it through the NHS.

The charity, which previously helped with the city’s response to Covid-19 as part of the Peterborough Hub, has also funded a defibrillator, located in Lincoln Road, and, going forward would like to provide funding for mental health services.

If you would like to attend the coffee morning, call 07445866992 or charity@nessmfoundation.org