Come and Join our New Equals Men’s Friendship Group. Our next informal meet and greet sessions are on
Free parking front and rear of centre.
Come and suggest ways to build the new men’s group and meet others from within your local community whilst sharing in a range of fun activities including a quiz. We are particularly keen to have members coming from an ethnic background. You can purchase refreshments from the café throughout the evening.
To find out more or confirm you are attending contact
The Equals Men’s Friendship Group Coordinator Mark Cox
Here is our pdf flyer for the current event.
Main points of interest
Our meeting venue has been changed:
The Saturday, 30th September 2017 meeting at 10:00-11:30 am will now be held at the Fairlee Room, Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR.
We plan to hold all our regular meetings will be held at the new venue. It has been booked on the last Saturday of each month unless there are exceptional cases. There is sufficient parking, tea, and coffee with biscuits plus toilet facilities are also provided.
EqualsIW wishes to express support foor all those invloved in the recent natonal tragedies.
Members of EqualsIW are reminded that they can submit updates or items of interst to Rex as webmaster.
The group congratulated Aireen on her work with the Isle of Wight Asian Day.
The Women's Friendship Group (WFG) had a successful Ryde Mardi Gras event on the 1st July. A Culture Kitchen was also held on the 4th of July at Lanesend Primary School in Cowes
On the 5th of July some members of the Friendship Group participated in the International Day at Cowes Primary School.
On 21st of July the group were invited as guests at Vecta House Summer Party at the Barchester Vecta House Care Home in Newport. They wore their traditional costumes and chat with the residents.
Congratulations also to Cecilia Herbing for the successful book launch held last 9th of July at St. Therese Hall wherein three members also attended.
The next meeting of the Men's Friendship Group (MFG) will be a barbecue on 24th August at Prince's Green in Cowes.
A Men’s Friendship Group facebook page is planned for the first week of August.
The next meeting tobe held on the Monday 21st of August 2017 at 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Newport Police Headquarters has now been confirmed.
Please note that the start time has been put back to 6.30pm to 8.00pm allowing members free parking nearby.
and much more.
Call 07514 805 961 or
Supported by Equals IW
"As the Equals Men’s Friendship Group Co-ordinator I am keen to get the group out and about in the community during the summer months.
Sam and Justin from the Men’s Steering Group met me outside Ryde LA Bowl on Tuesday 20th June 2017. Steering Group Member Wayan came along with Ilker.
As a group we took an evening leisurely walk along the sea front and got up close with nature at the canoe lake. Then we walked along to Appley Tower and took in the wonderful views of Solent on a beautiful summer’s evening.
We discussed ways to build the Men’s Friendship Group and shared ideas of fun activities and cultural experiences. We all agreed that once we had a large enough membership an evening to go karting would be amazing fun. In the longer term the men are keen to challenge Women’s Friendship Group to a racing event.
David from the Men’s Steering Group sent his apologies and wished the group evening every success."
Coming from any background including an ethnic background, you may sometimes feel like you need a friend who understands and supports you in the community.
If so join the New Equals Men’s Friendship Group by coming to an evening Barbecue at Prince’s Green West Cowes on Thursday 24th August 2017, 18.30 to 21:00.
Come and join the New Equals Men’s Friendship Group, building bridges to celebrate and embrace diversity on the Isle of Wight.
At the last AGM meeting held between 10:30-11:30 on Saturday, 17th of June at the Fairlee Room, Riverside Centre in Newport the following members were nominated and elected unanimously by the show of hands
Committee Members (in surname order):
EqualsIW took part in the 2017 Mardi Gras in Ryde on Saturday 1st July 2017.
The theme for the year was "Reflection of India" and the Women's Friendship Group was in
the Imperial India “Deli Durbar” section. Here are a few more images from the day.
Wendy Loader passed the donation bucket and it was almost full thanks to all generous donors especially the kids on the streets ...well done!
Come and Join our new Equals Men’s Friendship Group. Our next informal meet and greet session is on
Come and help develop the new group by taking an evening leisurely walk along the sea front.
Stopping for refreshments at Appley Café (bring own money) before joining in with some beach games such as footbal or cricket or just chill out with a game of frisbee.
Coming from an ethnic background, you may sometimes feel like you need a friend who understands and supports you within the community.
To find out more or confirm you are attending contact the Equals Men’s Friendship Group Co-Ordinator Mark Cox
Here is our pdf flyer for the event.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Fairlee Room at the Riverside Centre in Newport (10am - 12pm) on Saturday, 27th May 2017.