Celebrating The Power Of Volunteering Activities In Brighton

‘Lifelines’, a volunteer-led programme which provides social activities for retired people in Brighton and Hove, is celebrating its amazing volunteers at an awards reception to mark Volunteers’ Week.

Volunteers will be treated to a tea at the Old Ship Hotel, on June 5th. Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Alan Robins will speak about how ‘Lifelines’ is embedded in the city and the key role the volunteers play. There will also be an update on the programme’s work in supporting people with low to moderate dementia.

Karen Bowlas, the project manager for ‘Lifelines’, said. “By celebrating our volunteers we are able to highlight the impact they have on combatting isolation and enhancing wellbeing in Brighton and Hove.” Volunteers are a range of ages, including some in their 90s.

The ‘Lifelines’ projects, part of national charity Volunteering Matters, harnesses the spirit of volunteering by enabling volunteers to reach out and socialise with isolated people in the city. ‘Lifelines’ and all of Volunteering Matters’ work addressing social isolation, is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For more information please contact please contact James Martin, Marketing and PR Manager at Volunteering Matters, at james.martin@volunteeringmatters.org.uk or 0203 780 5880