Thank you to our Befrienders

We managed to choose the snowiest day of the year to have our annual Befrienders gathering which was held in Keswick on 18 January with fewer attendees than expected because of the weather.  It was a great opportunity to thank volunteers, share stories, renew friendships and hear how Two’s Company...

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Going Deeper……….

We are excited to begin piloting a new project called ‘Going Deeper’ and we are looking for partners who are running regular community activities such as lunch clubs, community cafes or drop-in sessions. The aim of this project is to provide an informal framework in community settings...

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Befriending Admires Courage

“I can picture him in younger days moving heavy furniture with ease and commanding the mid-field in a soccer game. I admired him greatly”. Peter Stone, volunteer, speaks about his Link Friend who passed away in November 2023. His name has been changed to protect his identity. My relationship with...

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Congratulations on 104th birthday!

A huge congratulations to Maisie Smith our lovely client of 10+ years who celebrated her 104 birthday. Maisie is a wonderful lady with a great sense of humour. Thank you Jo Kay for being her amazing volunteer.

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Ukraine Children’s Christmas party

Once again TiM Friends Christmas party held for the Ukraine children was enjoyed with toys donated by the Residents of Burghfield. Special guest “ Father Christmas” (Dave Lupton) handed out the gifts. Thank you to Tesco’s Burghfield who collected the gifts, and Burghfield Parish Council for the...

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Christmas Carols at Burghfield on Ice

A fun frosty evening enjoyed at Burghfield on Ice Christmas fayre on 2 December 2023. It was a delight to see so many enjoying ice skating, having life size snow globe photos while dancing along to Christmas carols hosted and performed by TiM Friend. Left to right: Sarah Charles Bev and...

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Local funding received

We have been working on raising awareness of the project within our local area and applying for funding to ensure we can still deliver this much needed service. It is with huge thanks that we can announce we have received £1000 funding from Chislehurst Rotary and a further £1000 from Chislehurst...

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Funding Update

This year we applied to the National Lottery Community Fund to ask for support for our project. Using funding raised by National Lottery players for good causes, it’s thanks to them that more than £600 million is given out to charities, community and voluntary groups each year. We are so...

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Open for volunteers

We are now recruiting for volunteers in the Chislehurst & Bickley area who are looking to provide a befriending service. The time commitment is 1 hour a week. Full training is provided. To see the impact befriending can have, please watch this short video:...

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