Summer Newsletter 2018

Our Summer Service User Newsletter is available to read now: Summer Newsletter 2018 It’s an exciting edition with news of our Queen’s Award, an invite to our service user birthday party, details of our writing competition and a little plug for all of our new groups. We sure have a lot going on this year!…

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Meet Kevin Higgins, judge of the poetry category

KEVIN HIGGINS is one of our amazing panel of judges kindly volunteering their time to support our charity writing competition. Described as ‘likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland,’ he has published five collections with Salmon Poetry, the West of Ireland’s largest literary publisher. Kevin’s work has been translated into Greek, Spanish, Italian,…

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Link Age Southwark Receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are pleased to announce that Link Age Southwark has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.…

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Meet Maisie Chan, judge of the children’s short story category.

MAISIE CHAN is one of our amazing panel of judges kindly volunteering their time to support our charity writing competition. Maisie is a Birmingham-born writer of children’s books and short stories now based in Glasgow. She is currently working with the Human Values Foundation, writing inclusive stories for 7-12 year olds. She has taught creative…

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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

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! 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…

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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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