Local residents campaign to put the fun back into New Year’s Resolutions
2nd January 2011
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As more and more of you know, Hammersmith and Fulham is the second London borough to see the roll out of a brilliant new community organisation - H&F Circle  - designed to actively improvethe lives of local folk - particularly those over 50.

The first "circle" was launched in 2009 in Southwark and we get to be number two as the success of the organisation grows. 

Hammersmith & Fulham Circle is a membership organisation that connects people over the age of 50 who want to share interests and make the most of what’s on locally. Members can also get help with small jobs like DIY, gardening or technology through our reliable Neighbourhood Helpers - local people who want to share their talents and skills. It’s a great way to meet new people and get things done!

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is seed funding the Circle over its first three years. As a social enterprise, Hammersmith & Fulham Circle will re-invest any profits into the community it serves.

But what about the campaign about resolutions?  Members of H&F Circle have made New Year’s resolutions to enjoy life and do more, not less, in 2011. They’re encouraging everybody to make resolutions that they’ll want to keep!

One member - Lucile joined the campaign with her New Year’s resolution to “miss the ten o’clock news some nights, and live it up a little in 2011.” Another Circle member, Saffina, says that her kind of resolution is to “be more social and meet new people.” Members like Ron “want to enjoy life by getting out and about and helping other people to do the same.”

According to research, around 75% of New Year’s resolutions are ditched by Valentine’s Day, and these are usually the same old ones that we all make and never keep. Given most of the news these days is about cold winter weather and spending cuts, it’s no wonder people are looking to do more of what makes them happy.

Other residents are invited to join Circle members by contributing their resolutions online via Hammersmith & Fulham Circle’s website (www.hfcircle.org.uk ), by calling their free phone number on 0800 112 3448 or via twitter using #circle2011


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