News & events

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.…

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,…