Engage Befriending TV appearance

Engage Befriending attended a conference last month on making Reading friendlier. During the conference we were approached by a reporter from ITV Meridian who wanted to film a case study for an article for the 6pm ITV Meridian news. Shelley volunteered herself and Reg, her Engage friend, and the film crew came and filmed at Reg’s house. Well done Reg and Shelley, you were brilliant!

Volunteer Social Success

Volunteer Social 14th March 2018

Here at Engage Befriending we are thankful for our volunteers…..

Wednesday 14th March 2018 heralded the opportunity for volunteers to meet and get to know one another at our volunteer social. The Pitcher and Piano provided a relaxed venue and those who came enjoyed spending the time together. It was also an opportunity for volunteers to meet the staff team and hear a little of the vision for the future of the project.
The main focus of the evening however, was to show our appreciation to all our amazing volunteers without whom the service couldn’t run. Certificates were presented to those who have volunteered for two and four years, and a celebration cake enjoyed.

Community Cafe

The Oasis Cafe at Norcot Mission Church, West Reading

Norcot Mission Church runs a cafe every Friday morning from 10am and refreshments are free. It’s a great place for older members of the community to connect with others. Here at Engage Befriending we love to promote the good work of others in our community.