Remembering Tessa Jowell, Honorary President of Link Age Southwark

It was with great sadness that we heard that Tessa Jowell, our Patron and then President for over 20 years, has died. She showed such characteristic fortitude during her illness and we will miss her greatly. She was firm friends with Ted Salmon, our other Honorary President, and founder of Dulwich Helpline (which later became…

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25th Birthday Writing Competition

For a quarter of a century, Link Age Southwark has been building friendships between older people and volunteers in order to end feelings of loneliness and isolation in their local community. In their 25th birthday year, the charity is launching a creative writing competition to celebrate this milestone. The competition is open to all UK…

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Link Age Southwark Celebrates 25 Years of Kindness

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day which seems the perfect opportunity to launch our 25th birthday year in celebration of the small acts of kindness we see every day. For a quarter of a century we have been working to end loneliness and isolation by forming friendships between older people and volunteers. As part…

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Easy Ways to Support Our Work

Life’s busy and often it’s hard to find time to support charities and causes you’re passionate about. We know lots of people who’d like to get involved with our work but don’t have the time to commit to being a volunteer or the money to become a regular donor, so we’ve compiled a list of…

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Support Dawn to run the London Marathon

Our wonderful volunteer Dawn is running the London Marathon this year to raise money for Link Age Southwark. Having previously run the Barcelona Marathon for us and organised some great events in the last year, Dawn is no stranger to fundraising for us so we are delighted to have her on board for the London…

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Wishing you a Happy New Year

Happy New Year to our wonderful supporters! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to the year ahead and all the possibilities it may bring. 2018 is a very exciting year for us at Link Age Southwark as we celebrate our 25th birthday. We have lots of exciting things planned…

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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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