The Coop will give 1% of everything you spend on Coop branded products to Engage Befriending between now and the end of October 2020.
What do I need to do?
- If you are not already a Coop member, use the following link to become one. (It costs £1) http://coop.co.uk/membership
- Nominate Engage Befriending as your chosen charity via your online members account. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/38870
- Present your members card whenever you make purchases at the Coop.
What will this do?
By choosing to support Engage Befriending in this way, you will be helping to finance the provision of volunteer befrienders who visit older isolated people in the local community. Many of the people Engage Befriending visit experience loneliness on a regular basis but say that having even one visit a week makes a significant difference to how they feel about themselves.
Mary told us , ‘I really look forward to Pauline’s visits as she really cheers me up. Before she came I couldn’t go out but now she takes me places and I get to do things again.’
Engage Befriending are excited to have been chosen as a Coop local community cause and your support through this scheme really will make a significant difference. Thank you.
Engage Befriending work to alleviate loneliness and isolation by recruiting and supporting volunteer befrienders to visit older people in their local community. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who has the desire and ability to make an impact in this rewarding role.
This post is for 10 hrs per week,
For more information please download the following job description:
You can also speak to Sue Winyard, Project Manager on 07443 487 191
To apply please email your cv and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is Monday 25th November. Interviews will be on 2nd and 3rd December.
We are holding a training for potential volunteers @ Engage Befriending, on Wednesday 27th March at 1.30pm. At our offices, 90 London Street.
Please send us an email if you like to attend! email@example.com
You can make your donation at https://localgiving.org/themustardtree
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Many thanks from us and all our clients.x
On Monday last week 31 Engage clients and volunteers were treated to lunch, bingo and a quiz organised by young people on the National Citizenship program. Many clients and volunteers have expressed appreciation for such an enjoyable occasion and can’t wait to repeat it again next year. Thanks to everyone for your hard work in making this possible.