All posts tagged: charity

Link Age Southwark Online Pet Contest

Link Age Southwark is excited to announce their first ever Online Pet Contest. Our pets have brought us so much joy over these last few months, so if you have a dapper doggy or a loyal furry friend now is your chance to showcase them! The contest will open on Sunday 13th September and you will have one week to submit your photos, with entries closing on Sunday 20th September. There will be five categories – including ‘Most Adorable’ and ‘Owner/Pet Lookalikes’ – and we have some excellent local judges on board to choose the winners for us. As the event is a fundraiser to help fund Link Age Southwark’s vital services for older people and people with dementia in Southwark, they are asking for donations of £3 per category to enter, or you can enter all 5 for £10. You will be able to submit your entry via the Link Age Southwark Facebook events page or by email. Visit Link Age Southwark’s website where you will find all the details. We look forward to …

Celebrity Ambassadors show support to Link Age Southwark to lift spirits during lockdown

Local charity Link Age Southwark’s ambassadors includes a host of actors who have come together to help lift the spirits of older people during lockdown. Stars from television shows such as Downtown Abbey, Game of Thrones, Spooks, and Scott and Bailey, have recorded themselves at home reading a short story or a poem, which Link Age Southwark has turned into Lockdown Listens. Link Age Southwark has been issuing a recording each week with the aim of giving older people and local volunteers a morale boost during lockdown. One of the actors  featured is Heather Bleasdale, who has starred in Coronation Street and in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, reading the humorous short story Free White Towel. The novelist and comedian Jenny Eclair recorded herself reading one of her short stories ‘Valerie Lashes Out’. As part of the recording, Jenny offers a message of hope, saying: “Look after yourselves. Let’s hope that very soon we’ll be over all this and we can get out and we can enjoy our friends in the …

Job Opportunities at Link Age Southwark

Link Age Southwark, a local charity, is in an exciting period of growth and change as they begin a new contract with the local authority and respond to greater demand for their services from older people and people with dementia living locally. They have some great job opportunities available.  The first is an Ageing Well Southwark Assistant (two posts available) as well as a Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Coordinator The best way to find out more is to visit their website where the job descriptions and application packs are available. www.linkagesouthwark.org.

Florence “Flo” Smith-Now & Then

Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then – Bell House, Dulwich – Saturday 19 Sept 2020 @ 3pm Produced by Kick In The Head Written & Directed by Christopher Saul With Ursula Mohan as Flo Smith After the huge successes of Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell, South East based theatre company, Kick In The Head Productions, are bringing the highly acclaimed play, Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then to Bell House in Dulwich. The show is based on the book of the same name written by Christopher Saul and taken from the real-life audio recordings he made of his paternal grandmother, Flo Smith, when he was a drama student working on his dissertation. He sat in her cosy living room in North London, drinking copious amounts of tea and listening avidly while spool after spool of his tape recorder was filled with her recollections. From the Boer War to The Summer of Love, Flo Smith, daughter, sister, wife, mother, widow and grandmother recalls with horror, humour, tears and joy those turbulent …

Preparing for University 

Educational charity Bell House are putting together a week-long series of online events, workshops and open discussions to give support, guidance and a chance to share experiences with anyone navigating the unique landscape of higher education in 2020 and beyond. With sessions exploring everything from looking after mental health while at university, to alternatives to the traditional gap year, there’s a trove of insight and discussion on offer for all entering the world of higher education this autumn – whether you’re a parent, school leaver or current student. Dates and times for each session are listed below, with some yet to be confirmed. These will be updated and can be viewed at the Preparing for University hub on Bell House’s website (accessible here: http://www.bellhouse.co.uk/preparing-for-university). Full schedule: How to Stay Mentally Healthy at University, Thursday 3rd September, 11am What does mental resilience look like at university? Join Sara, counsellor at Oxford University, for an interactive session where she draws on her experiences of working with students to offer practical thoughts on what to do to take …