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Ruils Activities

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What's on this week at Ruils

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

check our social media for all activities this week

IG: @Ruils_ community 

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Creative Writing and Discussion Group

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Come along to our Creative Writing and Discussion Group, develop your writing and hear from guest speakers!

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.

Recently we have published our own short story booklet and entered local poetry competitions! 

This Friendly 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 9th December 

Monday 6th January

Monday 20th January

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:

 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 the 12th of December, Meeting @ Leg o Mutton Nature Reserve

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.






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Community Choir

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

*Term time only*

Come and join the Ruils 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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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: January 2020

This event takes place at: 

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

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Hampton Court and Kew Gardens Visits

Contact Person


Activity Details

We are developing an activity for 2020 that will involve regular FREE visits to Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace as a group. 

This is likely to be on one Friday per month on an alternating basis between Kew and Hampton Court Palace.

We are currently speaking with clients and other organisations about what day and times would be best for this, as well as looking at transport options.

Please contact Charlie if you want to be involved in these discussions, as a user led charity, we welcome client involvement in these decisions.

Please watch this space for more details

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Embracing Age Activities for Older people

Contact Person

Follow link for seperate activities and contacts        

Activity Details

Churches across the  Borough of Richmond  hold  activities  for  seniors from exercise classes, craft groups, computer classes and lunch clubs, to special communion services, to name a few.  Older people  are  of  course  welcome  to  all  the  multi-generational  activities run by local churches,  but  the map in the link below outlines the different activities:

See link to activities here: