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The FAN Charity

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. We support FAN Groups. We hold weekly meetings in South Wales and further afield. A friendly and relaxed way for local people and those from around the world to meet, talk and listen to each other. We sit in a circle, talk about our daily lives, our ideas and experiences.

The FAN Charity receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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In a FAN Group you can…

  • Make friends
  • Meet new people
  • Feel less lonely
  • Practise your English
  • Connect with your local community and the wider world
  • Talk about interesting topics
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Virtual FAN Groups

While no face to face FAN Groups are able to meet, our Virtual FAN Groups meet every day and offer anyone friendly a warm welcome.

Find your virtual FAN

FAN Groups are free to attend, non-political and non-religious

FAN friends holding a map of the world

Introduction to FAN

Welcome to the FAN Charity Website. FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. Here is everything you need to know about the Charity and its FAN Groups and how you can participate.

Two FAN friends at a FAN Group

What does the FAN Charity do?

The FAN Charity puts its adopted mission into practice. It supports and promotes the development of sustainable FAN Groups.


Find a FAN meeting

Find a FAN Group. All our FAN groups are now virtual - taking place on line using Zoom. So no matter where you live, if you have access to the internet on a PC, phone or tablet, you can join any group. Just find the perfect day and time for you.

Latest news


Llantwit Major FAN - all wrapped up!

  30 November 2021

Friends and Neighbours Llantwit Major continues to meet safely, 10 – 11am on Tuesdays, in the large and airy church hall at Bethel Baptist Church, Durell Street, Llantwit Major.

Bring A Friend To FAN Week 2021

  19 November 2021

Update on Newport FAN

  5 November 2021

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