I joined the Knit and Natter group about 18mths ago Kathleen and Linda who run the group made me feel welcome along with all the other ladies, they taught me to crochet and I made lots of new friends, it as been a positive experience and I look forward to the meetings so much. I would encourage anyone to come along a great bunch of ladies.
I travel from Warrington to attend the One House Community Centre with my 2 little girls for many events including the half term/summer events, Diddi dance on Wednesdays, knit and natter groups, Easter events and fundraising events. The girls love coming to One House and seeing all their "regulars" and volunteers. It's a wonderful little space that is in the heart of Aspull. All the volunteers are lovely, friendly and caring. They are very accommodating with children and it's lovely to see them putting on events for kids throughout the holidays when many people struggle for activities. It's a wonderful little place where you can sense the welcome when you walk in. Every one is welcome, even if it's just to have a brew and get out of the house.
I have moved to Aspull 3 years after 4 years of many hospital visits for cancer. The one house made me very welcome and I try to attend and support its activities. I like the raffles and the open days. I like the fact it is local and I can walk there too.
I use the vegatables to make soup etc from the sale on Saturdays. I am making soup during lockdown and freezing it for close family. I can't wait for it to reopen.
The One House has been very supportive of my daughters local Brownie Group who have held meetings there when their usual meeting space was unavailable and they have attended events including a community day where other local organisations had stalls and a team were taking sessions on mental health, story time and poetry. We like to go across on Saturday mornings and when they have foods for sale / distribution to the community. My daughter still wears the roller blades she won in a raffle at the summer fayre - not that she can skate! My nerves are on edge when I see her getting them out. Definitely a local resource that is doing good for our community. Keep up the good work One House! You can quote me on that xx
I have attended the one house for diddi dance with my two boys. This class is fantastic. I have also attended the Christmas fares and everybody has been so welcoming and friendly. I did a wreath making session. The activities and support on offer at one house is fantastic and I am so proud to have this centre on my doorstep.
I first used one house for knit and natter then helped out on the holiday scheme also help out when ever I can I love going to one house even if it is just for coffee and a chat the volunteers always make you feel welcome if you have never been you should drop in.
My husband & I retired & then moved about 18/12 ago to Aspull from down south to be near family. My daughter had lived in Aspull when she first married & visiting her we always liked the village, so looked for a house here when we decided to make the move. I decided to go to "Knit & Natter" to get to know people & help us settle in, never have I known such a lovely, lively too!!! group of ladies, so welcoming- I actually think you should change the name to "Knit & Matter" as this has especially since lockdown proved to be so true, bonus is I
Learned to Crochet too!! Through the group have attended other activities at the centre- definitely the hub of this village & really pleased we made the move.
The Centre run a food sale on Saturday mornings with items sold at a nominal price for the benefit of the community. Some weeks I would not have got through the week without this valuable service, and everyone who helps out there makes you feel so welcome and accepted. One House is the heart of our little village.