Gainsborough Wishes.

Hello, welcome to the Gainsborough Wishes website.

If you want to know what’s going on in our town have a look here, you might see something of interest! On this site you will find all sorts of community groups including Wellbeing support, craft and sports groups. If you want a cuppa and a chat several of our churches have cafes and some offer community lunches. There is certainly no need to feel bored or lonely in Gainsborough! If you are a community group in town you can showcase yourselves here so people can see what you do. If your group is organising an event or looking for volunteers or trying to raise funds please contact us and we can post your wishes here.

There is no charge involved at all we just want to show that Gainsborough is a lively caring town with much to offer.

Temperatures may be falling but Gainsborough is hotting up! More groups and clubs are opening up again in September!

What’s happening in Gainsborough in the coming weeks? Further details of all these events are on the Forthcoming Events page.

Saturday 4th Sept. The second workshop “How to Say Goodbye to a Power Station.” Held at the x-church 12.00 – 16.00. Free of charge and all welcome. For more details go to the West Burton page.

Friday 10th Sept. Quiz, Buffet and Disco Night at the Blues Club from 7pm. Fundraiser for Be The Difference. Go to their page to find out about the wonderful work this local charity does.

Saturday 11th Sept. The third part of the “How to Say Goodbye to a Power Station” project HAS BEEN CANCELLED . The procession on 11 September will no longer take place. Keep your eyes peeled for a Demolition Party at x-church where you will be invited to make power station replicas during the day, and destroy them in the evening.

Saturday 11th Sept. Litter Pick from Ashcroft Park at 11am followed by a BBQ at the x-church.

Saturday 11th Sept. “Step Back In Time.” Military Vehicles, Living History Groups, BBMF Flypast, Food and Entertainment. Roses Field, North Warren Road. 10am – 6pm.

Saturday 11th Sept. Wartime Evening Dance at the The Venue, Roses Field. All tickets sold.

Friday 17th Sept. A free workshop run by GamCare exploring the different effects of gambling on men and women. Held at the x-church 10.30-15.00. Book your place now.

Saturday 18th Sept. World Café event inviting South West Ward residents to share their views on their community. Held at the x-church 1pm- 3pm. Book your place now.

Saturday 25th September. Free Art and Craft Workshop in the grounds of the Old Hall. No need to book - just turn up!

Friday October 8th. A celebration of World Mental Health Day organised by Bill and Kate from the Stepping Stone Theatre. Held at Roses Sports Ground 11am to 4pm. Lots to see and lots to do at this free event.

Coming Up Saturday 25th September. Free Art and Craft workshop.

Held at the Old Hall from 10am to 4pm. Here is your chance to show off your artistic skills. Get stuck in and sketch flowers and insects found in the grounds of The Old Hall. Follow this up by making a ceramic tile. Event is free – just turn up and enjoy!

Coming up Friday 13th November. Poppy Appeal Dinner. Book Now.

The Armed Forces Community Advice Service are holding a dinner to raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Held on Saturday 13th November tickets cost £25. For more information tel 07484 887770 or email [email protected]

Catch up with Bill and Kate of The Stepping Stone Theatre and see what they are up to. These champions for Mental Health kept working all through the lockdown and deserve a shout out! Catch them at one of their groups – be it singing, walking or recording your experience of the lockdown. The dynamic duo are also organising a Celebration of Mental Health event at Roses on Friday October 8th.

For more information about Stepping Stone and their meetings go to the Stepping Stone Theatre page.

What a great day at The Venue on Saturday 11th September. “Step back in time” was a festival of all things military and historic raising funds for the Victoria Cross Trust. See photos of this fabulous fundraising event on the Out and About page.

Beautiful classic cars on display at The Venue on Saturday 11th September. Just one of many attractions on the day!

WOW WOW WOW!!! Local charity Be The Difference had a most successful evening at their quiz and disco event held on Friday 10th September. Thanks to the generosity of local supporters and businesses donating some fabulous raffle prizes and sponsoring tables a massive £4,600 was raised on the night! Congratulations!

Great New Fitness Sessions starting in September.

Starting in September, Liz Clews has sitting down only exercises classes, Yoga and Pilates for all ages and abilities sessions, classes for individuals aged 50 plus and a Parkinson’s Exercise and Support Group. Find more details on the Wellbeing Exercise Class page.

Two "Active Seniors" Classes starting up on Weds 8th September.

Calling all aged 50 and over. Get active now! Starting at the West Lindsey Leisure Centre on Weds Sept 8th.

Walking Cricket 12pm – 1pm.

Walking Netball 1pm – 2pm.

For more details of these great classes go to the Senior Sports page. Have Fun!


Come and join this friendly group! Morton Bowls has three weekly sessions starting Monday 6th September. They are looking forward to greeting new players!

One Week Free Trial at Gainsborough Taekwondo Club!

Taekwondo Classes Tuesdays Lea Village Hall 5-6 pm and Thursdays Morton Village Hall 5.30 - 6.30 pm.

If you are a sports club please get in touch we would love to add your details here. There are pages for both Sports Clubs and Senior Sports.

URGENT! URGENT! URGENT! Getting ready for winter and having a clearout? The Sense charity shop in Gainsborough is in urgent need of more stock. Can you help? Find out more on the Appeal for Help page.

News from the Parish Admin Team at All Sains Church - they are waiting to welcome you. The team at All Saints have held online and outdoor services throughout the lockdown but have been getting back in the swing of things these past weeks. Come and join them once again! For more details see their page on this website.

Join the All Saints team for a hearty meal at their newly launched "Simple Lunches" initiative at St George's Church Hall.
KNIT. CHAT. EAT. Come along to the Be The Differerence Knit and Natter Club at The Studio.

Hats off to the LEAP team in Gainsborough!!

August 2021. Some of our streets are looking brighter today! The folks taking part in the community art project run by HATS had a most successful weekend painting some of the telecom boxes around town. Funded by West Lindsey Council and the Stop Loan Sharks organisation the scheme brought together other community groups and local residents. For more information and images go to the LEAP Community Art page in the Environment section. What a fantastic initiative and we think you will agree these paintings are stunning! We hope those taking part are feeling proud of themselves and didn’t get too wet in the rain. Well done!

These bright and colourful paintings are a welcome addition to our town. Thank you LEAP!

Urgent!! Gainsborough Wishes have received two enquiries from individuals using Hotmail email addresses and our replies have been returned as undelivered. If you have sent an enquiry using Hotmail and have not heard back from us please ring 07730 255469 so we can speak to you. Thank you. - Jane. Gainsborough Wishes.

Kind Hearts Hear to Help are seeking funds for information display stands. These stands contain leaflets from various local mental health support groups. For details of this wonderful initiative see their page.
Established for almost 5 years The Stepping Stone Theatre seeks to tackle mental health issues through drama. Visit their page to see what great things they do.
The Gainsborough Heart Support Group raises money to provide defibrillators for venues around Gainsborough. They are appealing for goods to sell and raffle prizes to raise more funds. Please visit their page to find out more.
PAACT (Parents and Autistic Children Together) are a support group in Gainsborough. They desperately need some play equipment. Please go to their page to see what they do.
Gainsborough Community Wheels are a fantastic organisation offering transport at a very low cost to patients who otherwise wouldn't be able to get to medical appointments by public transport. Find out more about them on their page.
Please go to the Riverside Training page for the latest update of their services and contact details. For now their weekly Coffee and Chat meetings have been suspended.
The Mercer Wood Community Group is looking for funds and volunteers to maintain Mercer Wood. If you want to help please visit their page.
Newly formed Alley Cats are seeking funds and equipment to enhance and make safer alley ways in town. Please support their project, details can be found on their page.
Be The Difference offers counselling sessions for individuals and need to raise funds to make these happen. Find out more on their page.
If you or someone you know is struggling with cancer the Gainsborough Cancer Support Group is here for you. Find out more in the by visiting their page.
Football team Gainsborough Trinity Disability are seeking funds to enter their league. Find out more on their page.
Gainsborough Armed Forces Sunday Breakfast Club meets at The Venue every two weeks for breakfast and a chat. Visit their page for more details.