November 2017 Newsletter

Our November newsletter is now available here: November 2017 Newsletter It’s an action packed edition with all the details of our upcoming Christmas parties and fundraising events! There’s plenty for everyone of all ages to get involved in so do come along to as many as you can. We also include some useful tips on…

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Christmas is Coming – could your team help?

Christmas is fast approaching and, at this time of year, we are always grateful for donations. Christmas can be a very isolating time for some older people, especially if they have no family living nearby. Sometimes a simple Christmas card or small gift can make all the difference. This year, we would love to hear…

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Save the Date! Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

Last year with the help of our generous friends and supporters, we managed to raise over £13,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge. This money allowed us to fund transport for our older members for the year. This year we are participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge again. The online match funding campaign is…

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#Try1Thing

The first week of October was Get Online Week. The week long campaign was organised by the Good Things Foundation and encouraged older people to try one new thing online. This could be as simple as learning how to use Google, send an email or watch a video on YouTube. Alongside our weekly computer group…

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Link Age Southwark AGM

We had a lovely morning at our AGM on 2nd October 2017. We were so glad to be joined by our trustees, special guests and, of course, lots of our wonderful volunteers and older friends and neighbours. Our director, Gemma Juma, presented out 2017 Impact Report, setting out our achievements over the last year. If…

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September 2017 Newsletter

Our September newsletter is now available here: September 2017 Newsletter It has all the details from our recent visit from the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, information on two new groups we’re hoping to introduce soon and lovely photos from two recent community events we attended. Happy reading!  

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Hosting the Deputy Mayor

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement to our activity group at Lime Tree House. Matthew visited our group in August to see a project in action. He observed an arts and crafts session and had the opportunity to talk to some of our…

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Volunteer Drop-In Session

We’re holding a Volunteer Drop-In Session! We’ll be at the East Dulwich Community Centre, this Saturday (9th September), from 12.30pm-2pm. Come along and chat to us about what Link Age Southwark do and how you can get involved in our work. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have and tell you more…

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Wonderful Feedback on our Services

We are absolutely delighted with the feedback we received from our 2017 Service User survey. The older people who use our services told us that Link Age Southwark has a profound impact on their quality of life. Our services make them feel less lonely and improve their general wellbeing. 92% of our older people are…

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Link Age Southwark Gains Recognition for Volunteer Management

Community Southwark awarded Link Age Southwark with their Volunteer Management Charter certificate in recognition of our exemplary standards in recruitment, management and developing volunteers. In June the National Council for Voluntary Organisations also awarded Link Age Southwark with a quality mark to recognise the very high standards which underpin our befriending services.  

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