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Vicky, a volunteer
A special thank you to all our wonderful volunteers

Posted on 9 June 2017

Celebrating our volunteers, this Volunteers’ Week and all year round Wednesday marked the end of Volunteers’ Week 2017, when organisations around the country gave special thanks to all the people who give their time to support charities. We’ve been celebrating some of our own volunteers our Facebook page, pay it a visit and read the…

A resident
Special boules match for care home residents

Posted on 9 June 2017

Leading life to the full in our care homes It is important that our residents continue to lead fulfilled lives after they move into one of our care homes. Our activities coordinators are at the heart this, working with residents to organise social events and activities. On 31 May, residents from our Bernard Sunley care…

Celebrating Care Home Open Day 2017

Posted on 30 May 2017

Connecting with local communities and promoting friendships across generations This year’s Care Home Open Day takes place on Friday 16 June. In support of this annual initiative which showcases the excellent services being provided by dedicated teams of staff in care homes across the UK, many of our homes will be opening their doors to…

When does an acquaintance become a friend? Voluteering at a Friends of the Elderly care home

Posted on 22 May 2017

In the run up to Volunteers’ Week 2017 which takes place on 1-7 June, Anne Methold shares her experience of being a volunteer at our Bernard Sunley care home in Woking. In the five years since she became a volunteer Anne has made friends with residents, staff and relatives alike. She is currently leading on boules sessions…

World record attempt in aid of Friends of the Elderly

Posted on 16 May 2017

  Devonshires Solicitors has given invaluable support to Friends of the Elderly through fundraising and volunteering. Earlier this month they presented us with a cheque for over £14,000. Following a year of fundraising, Devonshires Solicitors presented cheques totalling more than £43,000 to three chosen, local charities: Action for Kids, the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Friends…