We would like to share the fun!
Rural Links Wellness Wednesdays
9.45am – 3.30pm every Wednesday at the Chew Valley Children’s Centre (on the site of Chew Valley School). Children’s services will continue onsite, we are just taking over the space one day a week. A range of different activities are offer and a simple soup and ploughman lunch to share with old friends and new. We are creating a new opportunity to provided a weekly focal point for people living in the Chew Valley who spend a lot of their time alone or caring for someone else. This will be a collaboration between the Village Agents, Age UK, Virgin Care, the Carers’ Centre, The Volunteer Network and many more specialist services.
As we develop ideas for Rural Links it is clear that we need more helpful hands. Just a few hours of your time will make a huge difference. Our funds don’t stretch to paying for your time but we will reimburse agreed expenses and always have food and a cuppa to share with you.
Transport for pleasure and wellbeing. Driving people to and from local venues for activities and company.1 – 2 hours. Also taking people on longer excursions to places of interest. If you are OK to drive a minibus, then let us know. This all comes with guaranteed laughter and some good old yarns along the way.
Garden Crew for You? The garden at The Children’s Centre has the potential to be a secure hideaway for local people to potter and sit.The School cut the grassy bits but don’t have a budget for the rest. At the moment the space is overgrown and lacking cheer. We have veg drugs that need planting up with wonderful herbs and fragrant plants. Help needed please. Either a concentrated working party or a weekly maintenance programme or maybe both. You tell us what’s best. We will feed you and love you forever.
Food for Thought and Company. Help us prepare and serve a simple meal each week. An occasional couple of hours would help a lot and cooking can be done ahead of time for our freezer. Or would you like to share a meal and help make teas and clear away? Join us for a meal and wonderful company. Tell us if you need transport.
Are you artistic and love to share that passion? Our Art + You art club needs helpers. We will be offering two sessions each month, 2-3 hours max and your time can be flexible. Come along to share a meal and have a lot of laughs too. Tell us if you need transport.
Age UK’s Gadget Busters is going strong with the help of their volunteers. We also need people who are happy to sit with someone to build their confidence in using computers and gadgets. Or may help search for information for someone a bit nervous of computers. Every bit of support is appreciated. Tell us if you need transport.