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raised of £10,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,565 to help continue the work of Young at Heart working with the elderly members of our intergenerational club who have been isolated by Covid 19.

    Heathfield, East Sussex
    Funded on Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

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    Young at Heart started from the inspiration of "Old People's Home for 4 year Old's". It is an intergenerational club for those who are retired to exchange life's experiences and contribute in the education of children from 6 local primary schools and a nursery school. A key factor in our "not for profit" club is combatting isolation and loneliness with the distraction of the children who join us.

    For more information on Young at Heart please view our website @ or our Facebook page for update photos of our activities -

    With the onset of the Covid 19 crisis, the efforts that we have made to encourage our members and enhance their lives could all be undone if we are unable to make contact. Those who join us, some of whom have dementia, will not remember us when this is over and their families will be struggling to manage. The key thing with Young at Heart is that we keep everyone busy through craft, music, baking, singing, hearing the school children read etc.

    A plan for this to continue is for Young at Heart to run via a FaceTime type set up where members could see each other and interact and the likes of music, games, cooking demonstrations could continue and faces would not be forgotten. Equally if further members would like to join us in this capacity - the more the merrier!

    Currently we have a rota set up for a telephone call once a week and to deliver a slice of cake and urgent provisions on another day per week - we need the facility to offer more.

    If there is anyway you could give us any type of donation towards this idea we can then get started! Time is of the essence - familiar faces is key! As we say at Young at Heart - "If you are alive keep living".

    Huge virtual hugs to you all!

    Rachel, Claire, Louise, Saab, Hilary, Rachel



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      • Anonymous


        Apr 14, 2020

        Best wishes

      • Jeremy Bishop

        Jeremy Bishop

        Apr 13, 2020

        Donation as Serena Althaus messaged. Well done to you all.

      • Patricia and David Pipe

        Patricia and David Pipe

        Apr 13, 2020

        What a lovely idea and I hope it will be a great successx


      • Pamela


        Apr 9, 2020

        Many thanks to Rachel and the team. Ray loves his days at Young At Heart.


      • Audrey Klein

        Audrey Klein

        Apr 9, 2020

        Great Cause!


      • Anonymous


        Apr 7, 2020


      • Lara


        Apr 4, 2020

        Rachel - I love seeing young & old enjoy each other. Always exciting to hear what you're doing with Young-at-Heart. Wonderful that you'll be able to keep relationships alive through this season.


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      Rachel Gibson

      Rachel Gibson

      Heathfield, East Sussex

      Rachel has been running Young at Heart a not-for-profit community group bringing together primary school students & the elderly of Heathfield & surrounding areas

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