Ale with Ami: CAMRA partners with Ami to tackle loneliness in Oxford

Real Ale, Real Conversation

Tuesday 13th December 7-9pm
Chequers Inn, 131 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DH



This Christmas, Ami is partnering with the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Oxford branch to help people connect with their community.   CAMRA and Ami will be running a public event called “Ale with Ami” at the Chequers Inn pub to help people make new friends. From 7-9 pm on Tuesday 13th December, people will be invited down to the pub to take part in a social ‘speed-dating’ style event with the intention of making a few new friends on the evening. The first 30 thirsty people will receive a complimentary half pint.


The pub is well-placed to tackle loneliness. Earlier this year, CAMRA commissioned research from Oxford University which showed that people who have a ‘local’ pub have more close friends on whom they can call for support, are happier and more trusting of others and feel more engaged with their community.

Steve Lawrence from CAMRA’s local Oxfordshire branch says: “Our branch was keen to get involved in this event because bringing people to the pub is a huge step towards combating social isolation. Simply put, a good local pub can be like family. We need to encourage more people who are struggling to visit their local and reach out to others in their community – you never know who you may meet!”

Lois Muddiman from Ami says: “Ami is a new on-line platform that helps people connect to others in their local community and offer them help and support. We’re only working in Oxfordshire at the moment but plan to be national in 2017. We’re delighted to be working with CAMRA to run this event and hope people will use the opportunity to make some new connections”

pub-sign-2Ale with Ami is a public event organised by Ami in partnership with Oxford CAMRA. Tuesday 13th December 7-9pm
Chequers Inn, 131 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DH
For more information contact Ami

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