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Manor Gardens Welfare Trust Ltd

Christmas cheer for older people

Our Friendship Network matches befriending volunteers with isolated older people in Islington. As Christmas approaches we want to be able to give them more - hampers, a lunch, presents - plus we need to recruit 30 more volunteers for next year.
Closes on 31/01/2019
Charity Registration No: 1063053

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There are many older people living in Islington who rarely get out or see someone just to have a chat with. Our befriending volunteers visit people in their own homes and sit and chat for an hour each week. This social activity is greatly welcomed by our members and is the cornerstone of our work throughout the year.

At Christmas we try to make a special effort for our members as this can be an especially lonely time. We put together special hampers for some of our members, and others come out to our Christmas lunch at a local centre. We are hoping this year that we will be able to give everyone a present as well.

One of our members, Terence, says: I like the company and to know that somebody has an interest in you. In London you can be very lonely, people don't go out of the way to be friendly.'

Just £20 would fill a hamper. £50 would feed two guests at our lunch. £200 will help us recruit and match a befrieding volunteer with an older person.

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Anonymous

5 days ago

I know that some of the people who are befriended by Manor Gardens really appreciate support at Christmas.

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Alan Elias

5 days ago

Merry Christmas Alan

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

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Tallie Simmonds

14 days ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

Corinne Gurvitz

24 days ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

1 month ago

All the best with getting more volunteers for this vital service.

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust Ltd
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust Ltd

We help people to take action to change their lives for the better. Our services promote mental and physical health and wellbeing and increase social inclusion. We befriend older people, break down the stigma of mental health, support stroke survivors, advocate for refugees and run two nurseries.

Charity Registration No: 1063053

http://www.manorgardenscentre.org

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£130.00

+ £32.50 Gift Aid

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£130.00

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Christmas cheer for older people

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust Ltd