The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

If you’re not sick of hearing it yet – can you believe it is January again?!

2024 is already lining up to be a very exciting year at The Churn Project, with new groups, wonderful activities planned, and fundraising events to suit every taste. Here is just a little taster of what we’re looking forward to.

  1. A brand-new Men’s Wellbeing Workshop

A very exciting new series of 3 Men’s Mental Wellbeing Workshops is coming to The Churn Project this January. The first session will be ‘Men and Mental Wellbeing’ on 23rd January, followed by ‘Masculinities and Seeking Support’ on 30th January, and ‘Building Supportive Communities’ on 6th February. All 3 sessions start at 1.30pm.

For more information, please call Graham – 07701 301 528

  1. Wellbeing Walkathon

This February, step up and keep those fitness goals alive and kicking! We challenge you to walk 100 miles throughout February – and you’re in luck, it’s a leap year so you’re getting a bonus day! Raise sponsorship via Facebook Fundraising, join our online challenge group and then get strolling!

For more information, please contact Erin –

  1. Cotswold Way Challenge

After all of that walking in February, you’re half way through the training you’ll need to do to walk the Cotswold Way Challenge on 22nd June. Why not combine the two – use the Wellbeing Walkathon as your training, keep your supporters updated as you go, and finally, in June, take to the stunning hills of the Cotswolds to walk 100km in 2 days. If that sounds a bit much, don’t worry! There are shorter distance options, including 10km, 25km, or 50km.

For more information, please contact Erin –

  1. IT Café

Starting on Monday 22nd January, our brand-new IT Café from the Ageing Well service is here for all your techy troubles! The sessions will run from 1.30pm – 3.30pm, every two weeks. There is very limited space, so if you would like to come along, booking is absolutely essential.

IT Café is for anybody who has a portable device, to help with any specific queries or general confidence-building. Whether you want to use maps more easily, set up your own wish-list online, or make video calls to your loved ones, come along and we’ll help you. No tech-whizz language and no skipping out steps!

Please call or email Jo to book –

  1. Royal Parks Half Marathon

If you can think as far ahead as October, you might like to join the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for The Churn Project. The route takes you 13.1 miles through the heart of London, in a single lap starting and finishing in Hyde Park. Taking in many of the capital’s world-famous landmarks, you’ll run through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’ Park and Kensington Gardens.

If you would like to take on this challenge, please contact Erin –

This is just the very beginning. There is so much to come this year! To keep up to date with all of the new developments, sign up to our newsletter using the button at the top of the page.

We look forward to sharing all the joys, as well as the trials and tribulations, which 2024 will bring. If you need us, remember you can contact us year-round by calling 01285 380 038, emailing, or dropping in to see us at 14-16 The Waterloo, GL7 2PY (we are open 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday).