Category : Volunteering

Rachael on the Radio

A strange thing happened yesterday morning:  it’s the middle of half term and most usual avenues of entertaining the children have been exhausted, so we decided to pull out the big guns and go out for brunch and furniture shopping.  That wasn’t the strange thing – the children love a good sofa shop!  The strange thing was the phone call I received from BBC Radio Essex, inviting me on air to discuss photographing the elderly. Very quickly I realised this […]

Time for Tea

Last weekend I hosted a Contact the Elderly tea party.  Contact the Elderly is a charity that aims to tackle loneliness and isolation among our rapidly ageing population.  It was founded in 1965 and is the only national charity with this sole purpose.  It is supported by a volunteer network who organise monthly tea parties for small groups of older people across England, Scotland and Wales.  These tea parties provide a regular and vital friendship link every month to almost […]