Month: November 2020

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Care Home Christmas Cardathon

Could you bring festive cheer to an older person living in a care home by sending a Christmas card? We would like as many care home residents as possible to receive a Christmas card from someone in their local community this year. Please send cards addressed to Christmas Care Home Cardathon, Care Home Volunteers, c/o…
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Become a Trustee … Board Secretary

Could you help grow this small Wiltshire-based charity into a national organisation?  We are looking for a trustee with governance, compliance and administration experience to help us build a solid foundation for expansion over the years to come. We work to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older residents in care homes, by matching them with volunteers…
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Sue Geary Trustee

Welcome Sue Geary – New Trustee

We are delighted to announce that we have a new trustee as part of our board. Sue Geary joined Care Home Volunteers at the beginning of the month and we are delighted to have her on board. Sue is recently retired from a career in local government, initially as a librarian and a project manager…
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Chippenham Borough Lands

Thank You to Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Brilliant news! We’ve been awarded £5,000 from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity to continue the fantastic work we are doing with training volunteers to become befrienders with residents in care homes. Thank you so much, this makes a massive difference to us. Find out more about Chippenham Borough Lands Charity on their website

Crabbit old women poem

Crabbit Old Women Poem

In 1966, a Scottish nurse named Phyllis McCormack wrote “Crabbit Old Woman,” a poem also known as “Look Closer” or “Open your Eyes.” The poem is a beautiful reminder that dignity extends throughout a person’s life, from infancy to old age. Our trustees Christine and Chris have recorded the poem as part of our volunteer training…
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