In September 2013 The National Organisation of the Widowed, without warning, went into administration leaving branches across the country penniless as all individual bank accounts were shut down.
However, seven years after formation, the Swindon branch continues as an independent group providing support and friendship to the widowed.
Now called Just Friends, the group meets every second Monday of the month, 1.45pm to 3.45pm at Emlyn Square Community Centre to enjoy company over refreshments, listen to speakers, take part in quizzes and plan trips out to places of interest and to the theatre.
Secretary Ann Humby said: “Please come along to see if you like us. Do bring a friend if you fear coming on your own for the first couple of times. We all know how difficult it is to try somewhere different when you’re on your own.”
Find out more by contacting Ann: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 497081.