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We always make sure to cater for diets and disabilities at our national events. There is a Bursary Fund to assist those who have difficulty affording the costs of attending. The fund is available to all members who have been in the Network for at least 3 months, and of course it’s entirely confidential.

The Growing Old Disgracefully Annual Gathering

The Annual Gathering is a 3-day event held in a different part of the country each year. We have outings, entertainment, workshops and of course the chance to renew friendships and make new ones. We also have our AGM, where reports and accounts are presented. The agenda includes appointment of a Core Co-op who undertake the administration of our organisation. In 2020 the Annual Gathering will be held in Blackpool from Tuesday 15th September to Friday 18th September.

The Growing Old Disgracefully Experience Week

The g.o.d. Experience Week is a highly recommended introductory event for those members who haven’t been to a g.o.d. residential event before. It lasts 4 days and aims to give new members a real insight into the ethos of the Network, whilst having a lot of fun. The course is led by experienced g.o.d members, and normally has about 12 to 15 participants. Experience Week takes place every other year – the next one will be in Manchester from Monday 30th March to Thursday 2nd April 2020.

The Growing Old Disgracefully Recharge Week

For those who prefer a smaller, quieter gathering, recharge week is the event for you. There are workshops and discussion groups with the opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones. Recharge Week usually takes place at the beautiful Knuston Hall in Wellingborough.

Local Groups

Groups organise their own events and activities, usually monthly, in the areas where they are situated. Please see the g.o.d groups page.

Groups Page