For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

December: Review meeting and Christmas Dinner!

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

November meeting guest speaker: Sandra Barratt, York Learning

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

October meeting guest speaker: Alyson Scott, CEO of York Mind

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

September meeting guest speaker: Lindsay Coldrick, Healing Clinic

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

August meeting guest speaker: Joe Bull, Everyday Mindfulness

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

July meeting guest speaker: Jane Hustwit, Growing Green Spaces

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

June meeting guest speaker: Graham Collett – York Bus Forum.

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

May meeting guest speakers: Phil Bixby and Helen Graham – York Central.

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

With its programme of upbeat contemporary and traditional music suitable for all tastes and ages, Femmes Fortissimo was a hit with audiences in 2018 with its theme of making women’s voices heard through brass. This is the second concert of Femmes Fortissimo, a group of female brass and percussion players of all abilities, ages and experience that have come together from brass bands and other music groups across Yorkshire for this fabulous concert.

Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) + booking fee (fee applies to pre-booked tickets only). Tickets available in advance – – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/femmes-fortissimo-brass-concert-tickets-54218637404 and on the door subject to availability. Any profits to Kyra and the Lord Mayor’s Charities 2019

Step-free access and accessible toilets.  Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking.

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

April meeting guest speaker: Toria Morris – York Homeshare.

Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) and Open Clasp Theatre Company, bring you a screening of the production, Rattle Snake. The screening will be followed by discussions and training inputs from Independent Domestic Abuse Services. This production is a captivating insight into the lived experiences of survivors of domestic abuse and how the abuse can continue through the Family Court. This powerful production has been used to train Cleveland Police force and will motivate collaboration and multi-agency working in the interest of survivors.

This screening is aimed at:

  • Mediators
  • Solicitors
  • Police
  • Local Authority
  • Other interested parties

To book, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-cvs-screening-of-rattle-snake-and-coercive-and-controlling-behaviour-training-tickets-56184711986?aff=

Learn about the forgotten story of women in the development of the Labour and trade union movements, the campaign for workers’ rights, and the fight against  poverty.  The great issues that first stirred them – low wages, insecure work, child poverty and gender inequality – remain problems today. Nan Sloane’s book ‘The Women in the Room’ not only shows us how much these women achieved, but reminds us how much we still have to do.

FREE but need to book tickets in advance – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-women-in-the-room-in-conversation-with-nan-sloane-tickets-55032160674

Step-free access and accessible toilets.  Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking.