Calling all Link Age Southwark patrons!

The Corona Virus Pandemic has affected all of us one way or another. Link Age Southwark is a very special, local charity that we have worked with for many years. Link Age provides friendly volunteer support to over 700 older people in Southwark who are feeling lonely or isolated.

For the charity Corona Virus has meant that much of their usual fundraising schedule has not been able to go ahead. The open garden events, auction of promises at the Golf Club and Maggy Piggott’s talk on ‘How to age joyfully’ at Bell House have all had to be cancelled or postponed until next year. You can imagine the impact that will have on their community fundraising.

One of things that they are doing to help fill the gap is a Crowdfunder. Please consider making a donation to the project and help them reach their all-or-nothing target by clicking here – if they don’t reach their target all supporters will be refunded and the project won’t be funded. It would also be amazing if you could share the link to the crowdfunder page with five of your friends and family letting them know about the work of Link Age Southwark and encouraging them to support this project. Thank you for any support you can provide.

The full link to the crowdfunding page is https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/bloomin-lovely There is also a short video on the page that explains how the project will benefit local older people who are socially isolated. Some of the funds will go towards core costs.

Link Age Southwark is very fortunate to have great support from its Ambassadors and the charity has been working with them to produce Lockdown Listens – a series of readings where some of their actor Ambassadors read a short story or poem. This third in the series is by Robert Glenister. Take a listen!

Last but not least, Neil Ellis & Stevie Henden look forward to sharing their very special garden in Dulwich with you via a virtual open garden on Sunday 21st June from 2pm – 3pm. Join them online via Facebook Live.  They will be showing you around their tranquil haven in the heart of South London and giving you a commentary on the inspirations behind the design and planting strategy. You will see it has abundant, eclectic herbaceous borders, and winding paths which tempt you ever onwards. It is a haven for butterflies and bees who love the riot of colour. Neil and Stevie are really pleased to be running this virtual open garden event to raise money for Link Age Southwark. For more details and to join this event please visit their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258290685377015/