Scamming and Safety

Richmond Good Neighbours invite you to a presentation on Scams and How to be Safer.

Many  of you will know Sgt Les Jackson (Rtd), formerly part of the SNT in Richmond.  He has offered to give a presentation on scamming on 10/4 at The Cambrian Centre, Queens Road at 2pm to raise awareness about scams and personal security, especially for our local elderly residents. Do encourage older neighbours and family members to come.

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Wednesday 10th April, from 2pm-3.30pm

at The Cambrian Centre, Queens Road, Richmond, TW10 6SN

Please call RGN office on 020-3538-4060 for more details.

Puzzles Galore

We are very grateful to Ravensburger UK who sent us a box of 100 piece jigsaw puzzles for our clients to assemble at our Tea and Board Games.

 

Community Matters at Waitrose Richmond this April!

We are absolutely delighted that Waitrose Richmond have chosen Richmond Good Neighbours to be one of three local charities to benefit from the Community Matters Green Tokens this month. How much we get from the £1000 available is up to you, as based on the number of  green tokens donated we receive that percentage of the funds available.  To find out more click here,  https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/inspiration/community_matters.html

So, when doing your shopping, especially all those Easter eggs, legs of lamb and bottles of Prosecco, whether paying at the till or self scanning, please ask for your green token and pop them in the RGN box. Please encourage friends and neighbours to support us too.

Thank you

Afternoon Teas

We have held four afternoon teas for our clients since October. These are held on the second Wednesday of every month at The Cambrian Centre, off Queens Road, Richmond and are open to all RGN clients and local residents.

Forthcoming teas are on 13th February, 13th March, 10th April, 8th May and 5th June from 2pm-3.30pm. We are able to offer lifts to and from the teas with sufficient notice. Please call Anne at the office to arrange transport on 020-3538-4060.

Recently we have introduced board games, Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles and even a game of dominoes which proved very popular. Our clients do seem to enjoy the company of the volunteers who join them each month.

A good old fashioned jigsaw
A map of Europe kept everyone puzzled
A very competitive game of Scrabble

Dementia Friends

We held our first Dementia Friends training session for volunteers on Tuesday 2nd October at ETNA centre. Over 10 volunteers came to a very informative workshop run by Tanya Williams.

Richmond Volunteers Fair

We had a very positive afternoon at the Richmond Volunteer Fair on Thursday, 7th June. The event was well attended by a variety of age groups, all keen to explore volunteering opportunities.

Thank you to Michelle Lomas, who volunteers for us and to our Chair of Trustees, Tor Machado for coming along; I know their enthusiasm and commitment to volunteering won some people over and I am looking forward to building our team of volunteers with some of the people we met.