Gainsborough Wishes. What do you wish for in your town?

Gainsborough Wishes has been set up to highlight the community groups in and around Gainsborough. There is loads to do in our town! If you are a community group showcase yourselves here for others to see – someone out there might be able to help or join you! If you are fundraising and holding an event we can post it here. If you are an individual what are your interests? What would you like to see in Gainsbrough? Tell us and we will post your wishes here. We don't have a magic wand and make no promises but we may be able to help in very small ways.

With the current restrictions in force many social gatherings have been suspended for now. There are contact details of all the groups on this website on their own pages or the regular meetings lists so please contact them directly for any updates. Be safe everyone.

SEPTEMBER 2020. URGENT APPEAL!! Gainsborough Trinity Disability football are seeking funds to enter their fooball league. Find out more about this fantastic team on their page in the Sports and Interest section.

September 2020 - LEAP NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!

Meet The Alley Cats! A fantastic new community initiative for Gainsborough spearheaded by LEAP who are aiming to create safe, clean and friendly spaces around the alleyways in town. Can you help them? They are appealing for funds and equipment.

Heidi De Wolf, Business Development Manager at LEAP has this to say:

“Given the lack of green spaces or safe places where residents can gather, we believe the alley ways could be transformed into clean, friendly and social spaces where neighbours and children can come together and get to know one another. And so The Alley Cats Project idea came into being. “

We at Gainsborough Wishes love this! Please help LEAP if you can. Find out more about the Alley Cats and LEAP on the Alley Cat page in the Environment section.

Did you know there is a Cancer Support Group in Gainsborough? If you need some advice or a chat co-founders Sue and Jean will be happy to hear from you. More details can be found on their page in the Wellbeing section.

If your community group would like to showcase yourselves on this website please comtact us via the contact page. And don't worry there is no charge for this we are just here to help!

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 in the Wellbeing section.
Established for almost 5 years The Stepping Stone Theatre seeks to tackle mental health issues through drama. Visit their page in the Wellbeing section 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 in the Wellbeing section 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 in the Wellbeing Section to see what they do.
The Bearded Fishermen are a newly formed group offering support and chat for people with mental health issues. They are raising funds to become a charity. Find out more about them and where they meet on their page in the Wellbeing Section.
Please go to the Riverside Training page in the Wellbeing 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 in the Environment section.
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 in the Environment section.
Be The Difference offers counselling sessions for individuals and need to raise funds to make these happen. Find out more on their pahe in the Wellbeing section.
If you or someone you know is struggling with cancer the Gainsborough Cancer Support Group is here for you. Find out more in the Wellbeing section.
Football team Gainsborough Trinity Disability are seeking funds to enter their league. Find out more on their page in the Sports and Interests section.
Gainsborough Wishes needs your help too! We are looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and for someone to run our Facebook page. If you want to join us you will receive a very warm welcome. Please contact us via our Contact page. Thank you!