Meet & Greet Ladies Friendship Group

Formerly known as the Hokey Cokey Ladies Club.

This group has grown and evolved since it was first set up in 2014. The ladies meet on the 1st Friday of the month in the Cahill Room of the Fermoy Resource Centre.  A sample of some of activities the ladies have been been introduced to over the years include; introduction to tai chi, cooking, beginners knitting, walking, arts and crafts and they have also invited speakers into the group & have hosted a number of successful coffee mornings.  The group have also been involved over the year’s with Fermoy Friendship Week.

The ladies main focus in recent years has been on Card Making for the Meals on Wheels clients and Knit & Natter sessions.  Early in 2019 they started knitting hats & scarves to give to the Fermoy Tuesday Night Homeless run group and they also knit hats, scarves and gloves for the annual shoebox appeal.


Colourful selection of Hats & Scarves

Some of the very colourful hats and mittens

Thanks to Anne Bartley, Fermoy Tuesday Night Homeless Run group for coming down to collect the knitting and tell the ladies about the work of the group.

Our year round project is the knitting of squares, shawls and blankets which we donate to The Blankets of Hope Cork at Cork Cancer Care Centre.  These blankets are given to Oncology Wards and Hospices in Cork and nurses distribute them to Cancer patients. The blankets are also distributed from the Cork Cancer Care Centre at 26 Saint Paul’s Avenue, Cork (Lavitts Quay end) or they can all be posted.

Blankets of Hope

Shawls for Blankets of Hope

Blanket of Hope

Over the years the ladies have been on a number of outings including:

Day trips to Doneraile Park, Crosshaven, Bunratty, Cobh, Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher.  They have attended local amateur drama productions and the Christmas Concerts at the Corrin Event Centre.

Bunratty Outing 2016

The Hokey Cokey ladies make personalised birthday and greeting cards.  The birthday cards are given to the the clients who are using the Meals on Wheels Service.

Cliffs of Moher Summer Outing 2018

Cobh Summer Outing 2017

For further information about the group, please contact the Jacinta McCormack, Fermoy Community Health worker on 085 8742320.