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What's on this week at Ruils

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details


Tuesday: Art box Whitton Creative Art group meeting @ Whitton community Centre from 10:30-12:30 & Community Choir, meeting @ Age UK Wellbeing centre from 11am-12pm 

Wednesday: Together as One meeting @ Twickenham Green Pavilion from 1pm-3pm & Allotment meeting @ Shacklegate lane at 11am-1pm

Thursday: No Groups on this day. 

Friday: Volunteer Meeting 2pm

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Creative Writing and Discussion Group

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Come along to our new Creative Writing and Discussion Group (formerly Creative Writing Group), hear from guest speakers, with a view to inspiring your writing.

Every few sessions we have a guest speaker who is a published author who comes to share their work with us. Previous speakers include Sophie Cloud, Leslie York, Fengqin Dadswell, and Charlotte Seabag-Montefiore.

The group is suitable for all abilities, but is aimed at beginners/novice writers or those who write as a hobby.

The next dates are as follows:


Monday 14th October, Monday 28th October

Time: from 2pm - 4pm. 

The Group Takes Place at: 

Twickenham Wellbeing Centre,
Aaragon Road
TW1 3NH.


Book Now: call Charlie on 07904 608 404

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Accessible Wellbeing Walk

Contact Person

Charlie     02088316083

Activity Details

Our Accessible Wellbeing Walk  has been set up recently in association with Walking for Health, Outdoor Learning, and Richmond Upon Thames Council.

This walk is open to ALL, but specifically designed for those using wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Friends and Carers are more than welcome. 

The idea is to provide a friendly, interesting and most important nature filled walk that wheelchair users and those using walking aids or with mobility problems can enjoy. The entire walk is on paths and has been fully risk assessed. Initial feedback has been very positive and we look forward to growing the group! 

The next dates are as follows:

 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December.

Times: Meet at 10.15am walk begins at 10.30am - 12pm

Meet at: The Exchange Theatre, Twickenham TW1 1BE


To book your place, contact Charlie on or 020 88316083. We can match you with a volunteer to help push your wheelchair if needed too. 

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Ruils Community Allotment

Contact Person

John     07951 798 583

Activity Details

Come along and get involved every Wednesday. Whether you want to volunteer, or just spend some time outdoors - everyone is welcome!

Times: from 11am - 1pm

There is a small parking lot in the cemetery and the 281 and 33 buses stop on Stanley Road which is just round the corner.

The allotment has its own gate (half way down the allotments!), raised beds and a gravel pathway making it easily accessible for wheelchairs.

Please join us at:
Shacklegate Lane Allotments
Shacklegate Lane
Teddington TW11 8UJ

Contact for more information.

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Wellbeing Walks

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Do you want to get outside, socialise and learn about your local environment? We have teamed up with RB Mind and Frances Bennett to run Wellbeing Walks in different locations across the Richmond borough.

The walks will take place on the second Thursday of every month (may vary).

Times: 10:30am-12:30pm.

The next dates are as follows: 

 Thursday 10th October 2019

Frances Bennett runs the Seeds of Change project for the Parks Team at Richmond council, working to get local people out into the wonderful council run parks and open spaces within the borough! Frances has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and is an experienced guide.

The walks will all be accessible along pathways suitable for wheelchair users. Remember to wear the correct attire for the weather - the walks will go ahead come rain or shine! Some sessions may be themed!

You can find more details about the walks above.





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Community Choir

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

*Term time only*

Come and join the GoLocal Community Choir Every Tuesday. Have fun and learn valuable techniques which can be applied to your everyday life, including:

• Relaxation techniques to relieve stress, depression and pain

• Breathing and Sounding exercises to ensure good overall health

• Drum circles and drama/movement classes

• Performing at OKMT local concerts.

The workshop will be under the guidance of Music and Voice Therapist, Dr. Margaret Lobo, Founder/Director of the Otakar Kraus Music Trust, Twickenham.

 All abilities welcome. You don't need to be able to read music to attend!

The group takes place at:

Twickenham Wellbeing Centre,
Arragon Road, 
TW1 3NH.

Times: 11am - 12pm

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Ruils Documentary Club

Contact Person

Charlie     07904608404

Activity Details

Come along to our documentary club to watch compelling story telling through the medium of film, we will be watching documentaries related to disability, mental health and other thought provoking issues.

We will be meeting every 4 weeks to watch a new documentary and have a short discussion about it afterwards.

The group is suitable for anyone with an interest in film, disability and storytelling- the group is FREE.

Next Dates:

Friday 30th August 2019, Watching: Meru

Friday 27th September

Friday 25th October

Friday 29th November

The group takes place at: 

Twickenham Wellbeing Centre Arragon Road, Twickenham, TW1 3NH

Times:  2pm-4pm 


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Arts and Crafts Sessions

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Do you want to get creative? Maybe learn some new art techniques or make something special you can take home and keep? Then come along to our weekly arts and craft sessions every Tuesday.

You will be able to choose from a range of activities and create various arts and crafts pieces. The sessions will be run by local art teacher Sylvie Freullet from ARTBOXuk, who will guide you through any crafty endeavour!


The group takes place at:

Whitton Community Centre
Percy Road

Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm


Please note this group is now at capacity so contact Charlie to book your place or discuss other art groups 

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Together As One

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Ruils supports Together As One, a Twickenham based organisation providing support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation, particularly as a result of mental health issues.

Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Times: 11am- 4:30pm. 

Please note on Wednesdays this is 12pm - 3pm.

Wednesday sessions are organised by Ruils where we put on different activities each week.

Come and have lunch with us for a small charge, play some games and meet new people.

The group takes place at:

Twickenham Cricket Club,



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Your Say Group

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Your Say is an informal collaboration of social care service users. It's an open, friendly consultation group which is run by its members.

Each month we focus on a particular issue e.g. PIP Assessments, changes to services, budget cuts. We also provide a safe and confidential space for members to raise and discuss their own issues.

The group aims to campaign for the rights of themselves and other service users ensuring the voices of those with disabilities are heard. 

We meet the last Thursday of the month.

Times: 2pm - 3:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday 24th October.

This event takes place at: 

Disability Action & Advice Centre,
4 Waldegrave Road,
TW11 8HT