Forty people were at Whitmore Community Centre, and they didn’t even know it was the final drop-in. Our regular volunteers were helped by four brilliant volunteers from Sidley Austin (via Benefacto).
Volunteer Gene has gone back to the USA 🙁
Gene was with us nearly every Friday afternoon for the last six months — very popular, totally reliable in every way, and uniquely irreplaceable.
What we did – 22 March 2019
Full and very busy. Six volunteers from Financial Conduct Authority (via Benefacto) helped our regular volunteer team deliver more than 30 success stories.
What we did – 15 March 2019
We were full again. Volunteer Mike arrived with six laptops donated by his employer RKH Specialty. We hope to have them set up for the session next week.
As usual, we depended very much on our regular volunteers – Gene, Margaret and Tom were in today
What we did – 8 February 2019
Horrible weather outside, but it’s always sunny inside Whitmore Community Centre on Friday afternoon — so we were full. Special thanks for a great afternoon — to volunteers Paul, Chris, Adam and Ashraf from Financial Conduct Authority via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Gene, Margaret, Stephen and Tom.
What we did – 25 January 2019
What we did – 18 January 2019
What we did – 19 December 2018
Special thanks to volunteers Cliff, Jacqueline, Miriam and Tina from Digital Realty, FCA, MJ Mapp and Willis Towers Watson via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Gene, Margaret, Michael and Tom.
What we did – 5 December 2018
Special thanks to volunteers Andy, Eliza, Jamie, Kathryn and Sarah Jane from Informa and Lexis Nexis via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Gene, Margaret, Michael and Tom.
What we did – 14 November 2018
What we did – 7 November 2018
What we did – 23 May 2018
We had more than 50 people at Whitmore Community Centre — easily the largest attendance ever.
But we managed, thanks to the help of our regular volunteers, plus corporate volunteers Coralie, Lerica and Mia from Aecom, and John from Carey Group — all via Benefacto.
What we did – 14 March 2018
We broke our attendance record — 39 people!
Special thanks to volunteers Gary, Jaspal, John, Richard and Tracy from Legg Mason via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Michael, Molly, Ram, Sol and Tom.
What we did – 28 February 2018
What we did – 21 February 2018
As an added activity, we asked everybody to complete the BBC Loneliness Experiment survey, and to test the new Skype number for the podcast. It was impossible to count the successes, but it kept everybody busy.
Special thanks to volunteers James and Terence from Baringa via Benefacto – plus our regular volunteers Michael and Tom.
What we did – 24 January 2018
What we did – 3 January 2018
Despite New Year bleariness, every seat taken.
Special thanks to volunteer Tosin from Financial Conduct Authority via Benefacto – and our regular volunteers Charlie, Derek and Tom.
What we did – 20 December 2017
Full and very busy — a perfect match for our remarkable volunteer team.
Special thanks to volunteers Astrid (Mace Group), Eugene (Aecom) and Robert (Informa) via Benefacto – plus our regular volunteers Charlie, Derek, Michael and Tom.
This was my first day volunteering at the Hackney 50+ Drop-in clinic, and it was brilliant fun – I helped Josh publish his delicious chicken pilaff recipe and did a bit of online shopping with Stan.
It was a pleasure meeting you all, and I hope I can find the time to come back and visit in 2018.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
What we did – 13 December 2017
Despite life-threatening weather, we had another full house (25 – 30 people) as usual.
Volunteer Tom and project lead Sallie were inconvenienced by weather side-effects. Here’s the ICT Room consolation video …
The Meeting Room consolation messages were even more effusive.
Special thanks to volunteers Charlie and Lauren (lurking in the video background) from Mediacom via Benefacto – plus our regular volunteers Derek and Michael.