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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Volunteer Befrienders share some festive cheer

The Two’s Company Keswick befriending scheme is now three months old, and some of the volunteer befrienders recently met up over a mince pie and a drink to catch up with each other and to share their experiences of being a befriender so far.  Fiona Overend, the scheme coordinator, gave an update...

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Focus on Befriending

The Two’s Company Keswick befriending scheme has been really busy over the last few weeks.  Ten volunteers have now been fully trained, with others lined up to be trained next month, and have several befrienders now matched with friends. These befrienders are now visiting their friend in their...

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Two’s Company Keswick – the journey so far

Two’s Company Keswick launched in early September 2021as a partnership between Churches Together in Keswick (CTiK) and Keswick Rotary Club with support from Age UK West Cumbria …. but how did we get here? I suspect we had a more unusual gestation than most Linking Lives or Two’s Company schemes....

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Two’s Company Keswick up and running

The Two’s Company Keswick befriending scheme covering Keswick and the wider CA12 area is now up and running. Based in Keswick Library, Fiona Overend is the scheme coordinator and Keith Rigg the scheme leader.  The first ten volunteers are being recruited and trained ready to be linked up...

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