We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Whitmore Community Centre has upgraded the Internet connection. It’s faster and supports more devices. Thirty people using it, no problems that we noticed, but plenty of life-affirming personal successes.
The 50+ drop-in has expanded into the ICT Room at Whitmore Community Centre. The desktop computers are new — installed yesterday — and an Internet service upgrade will follow soon. So the project is using two spaces at WCC. Both were full today.
Well, I experienced my first volunteering day at the Hackney 50+ Drop-in clinic … what a fab day!
Fully enjoyed the interactions with all the members. I particularly enjoyed my time with Carol as I guided her on her journey of discovery to accessing emails and sending a surprise one to her daughter. To viewing wonderful websites for historic venues Wilton Music Hall, Geoffry Museum.
We thought the session would be quieter than usual because a clashing event had drawn away some of our regulars. But we were almost overwhelmed by the number of people who did turn up. We can’t claim it was the highest attendance yet because we lost count after 30. Next week we will expand into the community centre’s newly refurbished IT Room — with new desktops for 8 people and space for up to 4 other users and volunteers.
Special thanks to volunteers Ajay & Bradley (from Carey Group) and Olly from Mace Group, via Benefacto – and our regular volunteers Derek and Michael.
I volunteered at the Hackney 50+ IT Drop-In today. It was good to see how popular it is, with the room full of people using computers and socialising. I helped a lady named Catherine to write posts on the blog and to check and answer her emails. She was very grateful for my assistance and I was delighted to have helped her today.
Rick and Sallie have clearly done a great job of putting it all together and I would recommend it as a very rewarding and welcoming place for both attendees and volunteers who would like to help out.