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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.…

Visiting Friends clients at Wisley
Visiting Friends group enjoy floral delights at Wisley gardens

Posted on 25 May 2018

A group of Visiting Friends clients and two residents from Bernard Sunley care home had a fantastic visit to RHS Wisley gardens last week. The group of ten clients, two staff members and two volunteers spent the day walking around the gardens taking in the beautiful smells and colours of the vibrant flowers on display.…

Annie and her daughter with resident Reg Cuff
Teddies set up home at The Lawn care home

Posted on 23 May 2018

Holybourne toddler group, Teddies, has set up base in The Lawn care home in the village. Due to refurbishment of their usual venue, the Church of Holy Rood, the group of children, aged up to five, had to find somewhere else to hold their weekly get-togethers. The Lawn, run by charity Friends of the Elderly,…

Moor House care home residents celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Posted on 18 May 2018

Frank and Betty Kettle, residents of Moor House care home in Staines, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (8 May). This incredible milestone was marked with a special afternoon tea party at the care home, which is run by the charity Friends of the Elderly, with their family, friends and other residents. Mr and…

Friends of the Elderly receives £500,000 support of its grants scheme

Posted on 9 May 2018

The ACT Foundation has selected Friends of the Elderly to receive a transformational £500,000 donation towards its grants service, which supports older people who are living in financial difficulty. Starting from April 2018, The ACT Foundation will match fund Friends of the Elderly’s grants funding over a five year period, to the value of £100,000…

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