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Lifelines Volunteers Celebrate Volunteers Week at The Mayor’s Parlour

A number of our volunteers accepted a very kind invitation from Councillor Mo Marsh, The Mayor of the City of Brighton and Hove to attend a Tea Party in her spectacular Parlour on June 8th.


We were all treated to a delicious assortment of cakes, hot and cold drinks, followed by welcome speeches from The Mayor and Volunteering Matters employees Emma Thomas-Hancock, Director of Volunteering and Chris Martin, Project Manager. The Mayor’s Mace Bearer, Robert Robertson then entertained and fascinated us all with a presentation around the history of the city. We all got to see some of the regalia and the maces first hand, which was quite an experience! What a big job it must be keep them all so bright and shiny! We are most grateful to Councillor Mo Marsh for hosting a very special event.

We all really welcomed this opportunity in Volunteers Week to say a special thank you not only to the volunteers present but all our other volunteers for all their sterling work. This year, we have successfully grown our project across “The Deans” and are going from strength to strength with our Healthlink project, recruiting new volunteers to support people aged 50 plus to attend health related appointments. Our long standing East Brighton work is also expanding into new sheltered housing schemes. We are particularly delighted to be working with Southern Housing, specifically at Courtney King House and are very excited to be the lead partner for the pending opening of Brooke Mead.  This is an extra care housing scheme, run by Brighton & Hove City Council and will focus on supporting people who are living with dementia. Alongside our partners Fabrica and Open Strings, Lifelines will be recruiting volunteers to run dementia friendly activities, including Mindful Colouring and Reminiscence discussion groups.

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Celebrate Volunteers’ Week with LifeLines!

1st – 7th June 2017 is week is Volunteers’ Week. What better time to join us here at LifeLines?!

LifeLines is a project run by Volunteering Matters, the UK’s leading volunteering charity which runs a wide range of volunteering and social action programmes across the UK.

LifeLines helps people to increase their physical activity, get out of the house more, socialise and make new friends. You’ll be helping to reduce the loneliness and isolation that many older people can experience and as well as helping others, there lots of benefits to being a volunteer for you too. So celebrate #volunteersweek by getting involved and see what difference volunteering can to your life and to your community!

Whether you want to start up a new group for older people or help out on a 1-1 basis, we will provide the support and training that you need.

We know that people have busy lives and no matter how much you would like to volunteer, your time can often be limited. Just tell us how much time you think you can give and we’ll suggest some ways you can volunteer with us:

I can volunteer regularly (2-3  hours every  week or fortnight)                                                         CLICK HERE
I would like something flexible – not a weekly commitment                                                                CLICK HERE
I’m not sure, I’d prefer to talk to someone at LifeLines first.  

Call us on 01273 688117 or email lifelines@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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International Men’s Day Event – Saturday 19th November

PrimeTime at Volunteering Matters is hosting a major event at Brighton Friends Meeting House in Ship Street on Saturday 19th November.

Councillor Pete West, the Mayor of Brighton will open the event at 1030 and it will run through the day until 1600.

There will be information aimed at men aged 50+ frm a wide range of local parternship organisations with music and lots of different activities.

Hot food will be served at lunchtime with hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.

If you’d like to have a look at our poster, click on this link: mens-day-event

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Do you have a few hours spare to accompany an older person to their GP?

You could join our HealthLink scheme and accompany older people to GP surgeries, hospital appointments, dentists, health screenings and other important routine health appointments.

If you are 18+ and would like to volunteer and are looking for something that doesn’t require a regular weekly commitment, then the HealthLink volunteer role could be just right for you!

Find out more about the HealthLink scheme here.

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Talking about Loss – new group starting July 2016

Have you suffered a loss? Don’t sit at home alone. A new series of informal support starts in July with an experienced Bereavement Counsellor. Come and share your experiences with others in a safe and secure place. Learn about the grieving process and develop strategies for coping and moving forward.

The group will run on Tuesdays, 10.30am – 12 noon. Please call 01273 688117 for more information and to book a place.

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NEW! Craft and card making workshops – next workshop : Monday 15th August

Get creative and make your own greetings cards! LifeLines volunteers will show you how you can make your own greetings cards using a range of arts and crafts materials.

Workshops will take place on the 3rd Monday of every month 2.30 – 3.30 at Patching Lodge.

Dates for your diary:  September 19th / October 17th / November 21st.

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Ballroom Dance classes – first Tuesday of the month, 2.30 – 4pm

FREE lessons led by our experienced Dance Teacher and LifeLines volunteer, Dave. Come along and learn some new steps for our monthly Tea Dances, or just to have some fun!

Diary dates for summer 2016: 2nd August, 6th September.

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