Local charity Link Age Southwark is inviting you to join in its 30th birthday celebrations. The charity will be hosting a number of events to showcase its work alleviating loneliness and reducing social isolation for older people and those living with a diagnosis of dementia. These events will also help to raise valuable funds. 

On Saturday 15 July, the Dulwich Picture Gallery will play host to the charity’s annual Sunset Soiree event which, this year, will feature an exhibition of photographs showcasing the breadth and diversity of the people involved with Link Age Southwark and its work. Tickets for this event will be available for purchase online shortly. 

 On Sunday 10 September, the charity is inviting everyone to take part in its inaugural ‘Sponsored Strollathon’. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Dulwich Park, the Strollathon will be a fun, family-friendly, accessible event, with distances to suit all ages and abilities. Every Strollathon participant will receive a medal and T-shirt, refreshments, fundraising support and much more. Registrations will open soon. 

More information about both events can be found at www.linkagesouthwark.org/30th-year.  You can also contact Link Age Southwark on info@linkagesouthwark.org or 020 8299 2623 to register your interest or ask questions. 

Funds raised will help Link Age Southwark continue its proud, 30 year track record of connecting the people they support with their local community and building lasting friendships between older people and volunteers. The charities services include: befriending, social, exercise and activity groups and events, hospital, telephone and digital buddies; intergenerational work with local schools, specialist support for people living with mild to moderate dementia, and one-to-one support a range of issues from form filling to claiming pension credit. 

Sophie Wellings, Chief Executive of Link Age Southwark said: “Our 30th year is a huge milestone for the charity. The work we do continues to be of real importance, particularly given the impact of the last two years and the current cost of living crisis. We’d love as many people as possible to get involved with these events to help mark our 30th birthday, and to support us in raising funds to ensure we can continue to support local older people for another 30 years.”