New Curnie Club in Leven
Fife Curnie Club opened a new group at the end of August this year located at Forth Street Hall in Leven. Like the other Curnie Clubs in Fife it has been created for people aged between 28 to 65 years old who are experiencing social isolation and offers the opportunity to meet new friends, make new skills and just have fun.
Curnie Club Outreach Worker Pauline Latto (pictured right) who runs the Leven Club described how a previous member of her group has now gone on to work in a charity shop by building her confidence within the Curnie Club. Another member of her current group has also joined Andy’s Man Club in part due to the benefits of attending the Club. Pauline says she has seen not only an increase in the member’s confidence but also in his sense of humour and an overall growth in personality. This increase in confidence and enjoyment of life is something that she is hoping all members of the Leven group will find themselves achieving.
The new Leven group is hoping to grow its awareness throughout Fife and are keen to work in partnership with relevant local organisations. The Leven group was recently visited by a member of Furniture Plus who, among the roles they perform, assist people with benefits advice and was able to provide some valuable guidance to members of the group.
Pauline who has Cerebral Palsy represented Great Britain in the Javelin at the Paralympics in Sydney in 2000 where she was awarded silver and also represented her country again six years later in Athens. However in 2019 Pauline found herself dealing with the loss of her mother, health issues and also finding herself out of work. This was when she found the Curnie Club and joined as a member progressing on to volunteer and is now a full member of staff running her own Club. Living proof of the invaluable potential of these groups.
The Leven group is on at Forth Hall in Forth Street Leven every Friday from 10am to 1pm. For more information please contact Pauline at email@example.com or 077436 343183