Village Voices

There’s nothing like good songs for a good cause. The Village Voice music night at The Crown & Greyhound in aid of Link Age Southwark was a huge success, bring together supporters of our charity and music lovers alike.  Shotley Crue started off the evening taking us back to the times of seafaring and ancient…

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Tesco Bags of Help

We are delighted to be participating in Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. From Wednesday 1st May until Sunday 30th June, Tesco customers can vote for us to receive funds from their plastic bag charge and help us fund our Musical Memories singing group. Musical Memories is a wonderful weekly  group for people living with dementia,…

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Hello From Our New Chair

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Chair, Caroline Havers. On joining us at the end of 2018 Caroline said: I am looking forward to starting the role as Chair of Link Age Southwark in December, when Katherine St John-Brooks finishes her term as Chair. She is a very hard act to follow,…

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Chris’s Blog: Our 2019 Marathon Runner

Chris has taken on the mammoth challenge of running 3 marathons in 7 weeks (London, Manchester & Liverpool Marathon) to raise money for Link Age Southwark. Here is his first update on how his training has been going: Chris’ Marathon Training Update: So today marks exactly 2 months until my first ever marathon, the first…

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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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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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