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Seven Swans a Swimming with The One Show

Posted on 22 December 2017

An Autumnal day mid October saw a group of Any Old Irons take part in something extremely festive for The One Show, donning their Christmas hats and tinsel… Any Old Irons is part of Football Friends, a programme run jointly by Friends of the Elderly and West Ham United Foundation, to bring together older supporters…

ADP Angel tree donates 40 gifts to Friends of the Elderly in Woking

Posted on 20 December 2017

We have been overwhelmed by the support of Chertsey based company, ADP, this Christmas. The company runs an initiative called ‘Angel Tree’ where a Christmas tree full of gift tags is put up in their reception for members of staff pick a tag and buy a present for that person. Each tag is for a…

Older man opening post at Christmas
Save your stamps and support older people

Posted on 19 December 2017

This Christmas, help us support older people by saving and sending us your stamps! It’s really easy to do, just cut or tear them from the envelope leaving approximately 1/2cm of paper around the stamp. Please put foreign stamps in a separate envelope as we get more money for them. Sending your stamps Please send…

Alan Titchmarsh is the special guest at The Lawn Christmas fair

Posted on 13 December 2017

On Saturday 9 December, Alan Titchmarsh was the guest of honour at The Lawn‘s Christmas fair. The residents, staff and guests were thrilled to see Alan as he spent time chatting to people and browsing the stalls. The home welcomed relatives, friends and members of the local community to the Christmas fair where there were…

Sir Trevor Brooking makes memories for older West Ham United fans

Posted on 12 December 2017

At the end of November, Hammers legend Sir Trevor Brooking spent the afternoon with 60 older West Ham Fans at the East Ham Working Men’s Club for a special event as part of the Football Friends programme run by Friends of the Elderly and West Ham Foundation. Sir Trevor took the time to answer questions…