Ganavan catch-up for Men’s Group first meet since lockdown

What could be better? Friendly chat, Ganavan air and free bacon rolls when the Dove Centre's Men's Group met face-to-face for the first time since lockdown

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Ganavan was the perfect spot for a catch up when Oban Hospice’s Dove Centre Men’s Group met face-to-face for first time since last year’s lockdown.

Bacon rolls, cake and tea were donated from Dougie Dan’s van as members also tucked in to a mix of chat and music.

The men had been getting together weekly on Friday morning at the Dove Centre since it opened in 2017, but the activity was suspended in lockdown.

Covid did not stop the men staying in touch, with regular phone calls, weekly Zooms and a WhatsApp group, but nothing could match meeting up face-to-face said Dove Centre co-ordinator Peter Darling.

‘It was also the opportunity for all those who have become involved since the lockdown to meet everyone else.  For those who were able to come along, it was a great boost for their wellbeing,’ added Peter.

Interested in finding out more about the group? Call  01631 561315, email  enquiries@obanhospice.org.uk or contact the Dove Centre via personal messenger at the Oban Hospice Facebook page.

‘As we ease out of  lockdown the Dove Men’s weekly get togethers will be held in appropriate indoor or outdoor locations, or on Zoom, as well as the ongoing WhatsApp group and phone calls. There is no requirement to register for the Dove Men’s Group,’ said Peter.