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).
Anne-Marie, iPad, Oliver
Serena and Malcolm
Zoe and Elizabeth
Nicky and Irene
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.
Full and very busy. Six volunteers from
Financial Conduct Authority (via Benefacto) helped our regular volunteer team deliver more than 30 success stories.
Lisa (FCA), Elizabeth and laptop
Bola, Hannah (FCA) and iPad
Janet, Karanbir (FCA) and phone
Christina, Nick (FCA) and Chromebook laptop
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
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.
Serena and Adam (FCA)
Ashraf (FCA) Alice
Joyce and Paul (FCA)
Paulina and Chris (FCA)
We are rapidly returning to pre-Xmas attendance — 36 people at the drop-in today. Special thanks to volunteer Francisco from
Zopa via Benefacto — plus our indefatigable regular volunteers Gene, Margaret, Stephen and Tom — for making it worth their while.
It was very cold outside — but that didn’t prevent 31 people dropping-in. Special thanks to volunteers Daniyal, Heather, Jennifer and Matt from
Tideway via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Gene, Margaret, Stephen and Tom.
Jennifer (Tideway), Margaret, Heather (Tideway) and Paula
Matt (Tideway) and Hyacinth
Matt (Tideway) and Irene
Paula and Daniyal (Tideway)
Abe and Jennifer (Tideway)
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.
Jacqueline and Philomena
Catherine and Cliff
Tina and Hyacinth
Miriam, Tom and Clarenton
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.
Eliza and Connie
Irene and Gene
Kathryn, Irene, Jamie and Eliza
Andy and Hyacinth
Special thanks to volunteers Arani, Cherrieann, Joanna, Sekinat, Tolulope and Yvonne from
Boden via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Margaret, Michael and Tom.
Josh and Cherrieann
Yvonne and Julie
Dot and Tolu
Sekinat and Walter
Yvonne and Hyacinth
Mimi and Joanna
Full up, as usual!
Special thanks to volunteers Alessio, Daniel, Laura, Ron, Sarah, Tim and Vicky from
ITV via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Margaret, Michael and Tom.
Dan & Catherine
Joy & Dan
Alessio & Wadley
Omotosho & Dan
Victoria, Vicky and Tim
Sarah, Irene and Abe
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.
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.
Richard, Tom and Grafton
Mickey and Jaspal
Anita and Tracy
We had the worst weather ever — but we opened anyway — and we were full as usual.
Special thanks to volunteers Emmanuel, George and John from
Aecom via Benefacto – plus our regular volunteers Derek, Michael, Ram and Tom.
George and Catherine
Emmanuel and Hyacinth
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.
Terence, Anita, Evelyn
James and Hyacinth
Tereence, Patricia, Anita
As usual, we were completely full (30 or more people). The highlight was the beginners word-processing workshop, featuring volunteers Lucy, Mark, Paul, Zaida and 1:1 CV help by Saleha — all from
GFT Group via Benefacto.
Special thanks also to our regular volunteers Charlie, Derek, Michael and Tom.
John and Lucy
Josh and Zaida
Lucy and Catherine
Patricia and Mark
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.
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.
Robert, Josh, Derek
Eugene and Hyacinth
Astrid and Catherine
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!
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.