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Make a real difference to the lives of Islington’s older people. Volunteer with Age UK Islington!

 

Great volunteer event tonight. All ages together, cakes, arts, choirs. Get involved – find out how  Islington.hereto.org 

Summer volunteer days coming up at Pooles Park primary schools Global Food Garden – all 11am – 3pm:

Saturday 27th July
Saturday 3rd August
Saturday 10th August
Saturday 24th August

Join in to lend a hand with weeding, pond cleaning, potting on, planting out and of course harvesting.
Entrance is via the main gate on Hatley road.
Please call Sara to gain entrance on 07584 87 34 36. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

One of our clients, Janette Innis, began volunteering with our Activity service and has been a regular volunteer over the last few months helping to make calls to encourage new clients to join in with our activities.

Recently receiving a Certificate of Appreciation at our Volunteer Awards presented by the Mayor and improving her confidence hugely through getting involved and meeting new people, Janette was inspired to write a poem about Age UK – thank you Janette!

Since coming into contact with Age UK they’ve brightened up my life, with endless help and activities you need not be bored no more.

Because of the help I received it spurred me on to enquire, about how I might be required.

You can go on outings near and far, enjoying yourself with others.

Come help, come host, there’s socialising, making new friends, learning new skills.

So come one and all, and join us, let’s join in the fun there for us.

Need help with forms, we’re here to please, to steer you through the forms minefield,

So don’t be shy take your first step, to get our help, cause we will always do our best.

So don’t delay in coming forward, ’cause you’ll find out we’ll never falter.

All colours, all creeds, come mingle with us and you’ll see what we offer with us.

Poem by Janette Innis

 

hosts event

[Above – Our hosts enjoying an Afternoon Tea and training session recently]

Our voluntary Get Together hosts are a brilliant gang. A whole range of different backgrounds and ages, each individual is with us for a different reason but all with the same aim – to help us continue to reduce social isolation is Islington’s over 55s.

Our Get Together hosts meet and greet people at our Get Togethers, build brilliant and lasting relationships with our  clients and make new friends themselves. They get the chance to explore Islington, with trips on the Angel Boats, to wandering nature parks, trying experimental food, playing table tennis, cards and more!

Our clients really value our volunteer hosts, as they get to know them over the weeks, months and years of regular contact creating a very special Age UK Islington.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018.

 

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