Volunteers' Week celebrations
Celebrating Volunteers’ Week in our services

Posted on 14 June 2018

The first week of June marked Volunteers’ Week, which gave us a chance to thank volunteers across our services. Without these volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to support as many older people as we do. The teams from Visiting Friends, Triangle Day Care Woking and Bernard Sunley care home in Woking hosted a BBQ…

Woking care home residents and day care clients visit ISL Surrey Primary School for afternoon tea

Posted on 8 June 2018

Recently our Woking care home residents and day care clients were excited to receive a very special invite from the pupils at ISL Surrey Primary School to visit their class for afternoon tea and entertainment. After a short mini bus trip, Bernard Sunley residents and Triangle Woking Day Care clients arrived at the school as…

Sandra and Margaret’s Buckingham Palace garden party joy

Posted on 7 June 2018

Friends of the Elderly’s patron is The Queen and each year we are invited to the Buckingham Palace garden parties and select staff. This year the two staff members who attended are part of our sister organisation, Triangle Community Services. Sandra Smook, Manager of Visiting Friends befriending service, and Margaret Buxton-Brown, Manager of Triangle Home…

Pupils enjoy music classes at Woking care home

Posted on 29 May 2018

Pupils from International School London (ISL) have enjoyed weekly music classes this half term at Bernard Sunley care home, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, in Woking. For the past six weeks, a group of 20 pupils aged 9-11 years have been visiting the care home to play instruments and sing with a group…

Woking befriending service invites potential volunteers to free BBQ

Posted on 29 May 2018

To mark Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), Visiting Friends, a charitable befriending service in Woking, will be hosting a BBQ to thank its volunteers for all their hard work and dedication. The Visiting Friends team would also like to open this invite to anyone in the Woking area who is interested in volunteering with older people.…