Weʼve raised £60 to Fund a club for people over the age of 50 who want to remain active and are 'not prepared to wait for God'
- Crawley, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 9th June 2017
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Contrary to popular belief, hitting the age of 50 does not mean that you are passed it, over the hill or that you no longer have a valuable contribution to make to society. We have set up a 50+ Skills Exchange Club as an alternative to existing provision, which everyone is welcome to attend, whatever their motivation. Whether it is to socialise, to learn new skills, to meet new people or to get into work/volunteering. Our primary aim is to reduce the risk of isolation, loneliness and ill health.
Everyone either knows somebody or has a family member that would directly benefit from attending the Club. As we get older our confidence and self-esteem diminishes when events such as: bereavement, redundancy, retirement, empty nest syndrome, declining health and other life changes take hold. This can have a negative impact on mental health and well-being, and you begin to question what it's all about.
Here are the stories of a few of our Club members:
Joined the Club due to feeling a bit lonely and rather isolated
As a result of his membership he has now made firm friends
Goes on day trips to Worthing and Brighton
Has an active social life including other clubs
His confidence has been restored
His health and well-being has improved
Joined the Club for social reasons
After a visit from a CAB speaker showed interest in joining the CAB Team
Fellow members encouraged and helped her to have the confidence to apply
Now working as a volunteer admin assistant.
Joined the Club having been made redundant
Now in full time employment
He says: "If only more people knew of the importance of what the Club achieves and the marvellous work it produces and the help it gave me and others.
You don't always see on the outside of the person but by heck you do on the inside"
There are times in life when we all feel vulnerable. The older you get the harder it is to ask for help. Please help us to help others like Harry, Heather and Barney.
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May 17, 2017
May 10, 2017
Great cause. We're all getting older and no-one deserves to be written off. Lets hope this club keeps going
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Crawley, United Kingdom
The 50+ Skills Exchange Club is the social vision of Beta Futures. Its aims are to reduce the isolation and exclusion of older people in local communities by providing support, guidance and a hand of friendship through weekly Club meetings and additional social interaction.