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Chestnut Sunday 2013
12th May 2013
We were so lucky with the weather. A perfect cool and sunny morning to set up our canopy and hoopla stall, it was perhaps a little breezy for the balloons - kites would have been better!
Brian, Julia, Ian, Jack and I had fun setting up our pitch and thereafter a welcome rota of volunteers came to help. Grahame and Mary brought Dorothy, our 91-year-old Oldie who once again showed her indomitable spirit, rattling the THWVCG tin. Thank you Dorothy. Ali, our new co-ordinator was there to lend a hand with her husband Jeff; Hannah appeared fresh-as-a-daisy after her night-shift bringing her friend Jo who helped us last year - fantastic! The Hoopla was immensly popular and our new balloons-on-sticks-for-a-contribution idea made us a few bob. In fact, in all we raised about £120 pounds.
But our reason for being at Chestnut Sunday is essentially to raise awareness of our presence in the community so we can reach more of those who need us and attract fresh volunteers, I hope we achieved our aim ......
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Thank you Teddington Artists
Teddington Artists are a lively group of professional artists who live and work in the local area and this year we are absolutely delighted they have decided to sponsor us. Their annual exhibition is always a vibrant and exciting occasion; you can meet the artists and buy their works - see you there!
Click on the picture to see the whole glorious poster ........
Summertime Upcoming Events
Click on Events>Event Diary to see what's coming up in the next three months and if you can join us be sure to ring and book your place - 020 8943 3112.
We now run a befriending scheme, if you feel isolated and lonely,
or know of someone you think may benefit from a friendly face on
a weekly basis, contact our office and we will be happy to meet up
and discuss. Alternatively, if you feel you would like to volunteer to
take part in our befriending scheme you would be very welcome. All
our befriending Volunteers are put through the necessary security
checks and are carefully vetted.
The 2012 AGM
13 October 2012
There was a great buzz and sense of excitement at this year's AGM. We had a record attendance and all of us - clients, volunteers, the comittee and officers - were utterly involved with the proceedings. Goodness, it makes such a difference having fresh ideas and keen minds. The minutes of the meeting are published here under News > Minutes of Meetings.
Also Miranda has written about our Befriending Scheme which you can find here in Latest News > Befriending Scheme.
A few pictures taken at the AGM ..... click on this one to see the others ...