Volunteer Befrienders Vacancies

Bexley Mencap is launching a new befriending service for adults with learning disabilities, who live in the London Borough of Bexley.Our aim is to introduce a befriender to a person who is socially isolated.

Befrienders will be trained and supported throughout their role and whenever possible, introduced to someone who has interests in similar social activities. This could be going to the cinema, out for a meal, swimming etc.  Volunteers will receive expenses to cover their costs.

If you are a friendly, honest and reliable person, who can spare a few hours once or twice a month, this could be an opportunity for you to really make a difference to someone’s life.

Please click on link below for more information

A4 volunteers needed pdf

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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is looking to expand it’s team of amazing volunteers.

We need people to support us throughout the borough, either by volunteering in one of our many shops in the borough, volunteering at/attending one of our fundraising events or volunteering at the hospice itself.

We have opportunities for people who want to commit once a week/fortnight/month or even year! Contact Vanessa Hill, Volunteers Manager, by calling 020 8320 5812 or email vanessahill@gbch.org.uk

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Thames Barge Match 2013

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Thames Sailing Barge Match

When barge races started on the Thames in 1863, they too commenced and finished at Erith. It was due to enthusiasm and interest of a prominent London contractor, Henry Dodd, often referred to as the “Golden Dustman” as he made his money from refuse collections, that such matches were promoted. Mr Dodd owned a few barges and the main purpose was to stimulate the sporting instinct amongst the crews and to encourage other owners to make the best of their barges and endeavour to improve them. The first race was won by one of Dodd’s own barges, the “W.H.D”, skippered by an Erith man, Harry Munns. Another local skipper was Sam Beadle who in 1882, won the race in the “Anglo-Norman”, for an Erith owner (and Barge builder)  – Mr Robert Stone. Incidentally, the “Anglo-Norman” was the first barge to be fitted with wheel steering, whereas up to that time, it had all been tiller steering.

Wouldn’t it be great if the start / finish was held at Erith this year!?

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Community Carol Service

Community Carol Service

Community Carol Service

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Bump & Beyond is a Craft Fair & Pre-loved sale

Bump & Beyond is a Craft Fair & Pre-loved sale where you can buy direct from local crafters and families selling their nearly-new under five’s clothes, toys and equipment.

Held bi-monthly in the main hall at St Lawrence’s Church on Main Road Sidcup; the next scheduled events are on Saturday 8th September and 17th November from 1030-1200.

Free entry with delightful items for all the family including bespoke gifts and personalised items for the home.

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