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 seeking information or support take a look here, there are many groups that may be able to help you. With the current restrictions in force 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.

March 2021. Just as nature is beginning to stir in Spring and start to blossom so hopefully Gainsborough will too. After a very long arduous twelve months let’s hope we can soon cautiously emerge and meet up with a few friends, and get a haircut! Here’s wishing happier times for all! Take care.

The Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club spring back to life!

The Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club in Gainsborough (AFVBC) is due to restart on Sunday May 23rd 2021 at The Venue at Roses, North Warren Rd, Gainsborough, DN21 2TU, from 0930 - 1130. Meetings are then held every two weeks. Find out more about the club in the Sports and Meet Ups section.

Please help Community Wheels!

PLEASE HELP COMMUNITY WHEELS!! URGENT APPEAL!! Gainsborough Community Wheels are working hard to transport patients to medical appointments - especially important right now with the vaccine programme in full force. They are raising funds to buy a used ex-mobility car to be able to transport passengers with wheelchairs and motor scooters. Any donations would be gratefully appreciated! Fundraising for this appeal has been extremely difficult in lockdown so if you can donate please get in touch. They can be contacted on 01427 611441. More information about the great work they do can be found on their page in the Friends of Gainsborough section. Thank you!

Feeling Arty?? Can you rise to the Alley Cat Design Challenge??

The Alley Cats community group had just got themselves established early last year when lockdown struck and everything was put on hold. But now they are back with a BIG community art challenge. Can you rise to the occasion? For more information about this group and their challenge go to their two pages in the Environment section.

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 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 in the Friends of Gainsborough section.