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Forget-me-not services

Alton’s Anna Chaplains have inaugurated a regular Forget Me Not service to highlight the importance of supporting people living with dementia and their carers. All Saints Church was the venue for the new service led by Anna Chaplain, the Revd Rachel Sturt, along with Debbie Thrower and Anna Friend, Kate Dando, and her daughter Christine, who have been raising funds for dementia charities for many years. Another volunteer Anna Friend, Becky Shaylor, made a bouquet ...Read more

Seaside Holiday at Home

A Holiday at Home with a seaside theme has taken place in Alton, Hampshire – the first of what look set to be more such initiatives in the home town of Anna Chaplaincy. ‘Having never run Holiday at Home before at Alton Methodist, we decided to begin with a day’s programme of events during August based on a seaside holiday theme,’ said Methodist minister, the Revd Philip Simpkins. Revd Philip Simpkins ‘Around 30 senior people ...Read more

Caraway continues to develop

Revd Dr Erica Roberts’ plans for the official launch of the new Southampton charity 'Caraway: gathering the harvest in our older years', continue apace. ‘Our hope and prayer is that Caraway seeds will fall all over the city to further resource those who are lonely, vulnerable and frail,’ she said. The event takes place on 16 October at Highfield Church, Highfield Lane, Southampton SO17 1RL, with an Afternoon Tea, 2.30–4.30 pm – ‘in recognition of ...Read more

Scottish Holiday at Home

Attendees at the Scottish Holiday at Home News of a Holiday at Home with a Scottish flavour comes from network members in Southampton the Revd Dr Erica Roberts and Anna Chaplain Faith Kenny. ‘More than 100 guests gathered to visit Scotland: The Highlands and Islands in a transformed Highfield Church. From piping in a chocolate roll Haggis to Scottish Dancing and a boisterous rendition of that favourite, "Auld Lang Syne", two days of Scottish themed ...Read more

Goodbye to Jill Phipps

Pushing advocacy for older people up the agenda in Portsmouth has been the focus for network member Jill Phipps in recent years. Now retiring, sadly, Jill steps down after three successful years in the pioneer post to make way for a successor to take on the baton. Jill’s farewell tea was a lovely occasion, said Alex Burn, The Gift of Years Coordinator. ‘There were so many older people there from a "Do Something Different" event ...Read more


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