A Night to Remember – Our 25th Birthday Gala

Thursday 15th November marked a very special day for Link Age Southwark as we celebrated our 25th birthday with a gala dinner at Dulwich College. The gala was the last of a whole year of birthday events with 250 guests arriving to celebrate with us. The evening started with a drinks reception accompanied by music…

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A Note from our Retiring Chair, Katharine St John-Brooks

“At the end of November I’ll be stepping down from chairing Link Age Southwark but it won’t be goodbye. I feel very honoured that the trustees have invited me to become Honorary President – a role that I will greatly enjoy as it will give me the excuse to carry on promoting within the community…

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Family Carol Singalong – Sunday 16th December

Join us on Sunday 16th December, 3.30pm, for a festive carol singalong with all your family and friends.  We’re running our ever popular Christmas carol concert again this year at St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, SE21 7DG and we’d love to see you there. Get in the festive spirit with your favourite carols, a glass…

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Camberwell Activity Group – Big Give 2018

Our newest group was launched in December 2017. It’s members meet every other Monday afternoon to enjoy a varied programme of activities. The afternoon starts with a catch up chat over tea, coffee and fruit or biscuits before the members warm up with some gentle chair-based exercise. They then move on to the main activity…

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Save the Date for the Big Give 2018

Last year with the help of our generous friends and supporters we managed to raise £22,314 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge. This money allowed us to fund transport for the older people we work with to get to our social groups and outings throughout the year. We are participating in the Big Give Christmas…

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My Best Friend

by Kaartika Chitturi Always with me through thick and thin Never lets me down in the toughest situations Shares everything with me Sacrifices many to be a better friend for me She brought me into light and happiness Away from the darkness and loneliness She was the missing puzzle piece That made my life complete…

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The girl who never left

by Isla Polovina She’d always been by my side ever since I was young; to be quite honest, I couldn’t remember a life without her. She had followed me with hopeful eyes that shone with stars and timeless dreams. From what I do recall, she was smaller than me – not by much – but…

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A call to the register

by Jasmin Kaur “Your name?” Asks the shiny teacher Several heads turning my way   I pause-   My name is the cheering of children Who pilot the exotic kites In the sun-stained sky   My name is the toil of my grandparents Who farmed during the unforgiving seasons But now have reaped the reward…

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Blackbird

by Lucy Gardner We said we were friends forever. Forever to the blackbird is not forever to humans. We were eleven, starting school, rain peeling from the sky like the skin of water on the ground. Our feet splashed on the concrete, goose bumps on the stone. Plastic grass dripped like curls of bone and…

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Nan’s bread pudding recipe

by Zoe Ellsmore Up there, on the kitchen shelf, my nan’s bread pudding recipe is slipped between the pages of a hardback book. Five lines of alchemy, now faded, brings old bread back to life with milk, maraschino cherries and clouds of cinnamon. We pass it down, a christening gown, stained with sticky fingers, wrinkled…

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