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2018 Crowdfunding appeal launched. Support our Active Together Buddying Project today!

Published on 20 November 2018 12:09 PM

Today we are launching our 2018 crowdfunding appeal for Active Together! We have just 33 days to raise £3,000! The appeal closes on the 19th December.

Each year, Age UK Bristol runs a crowdfunding appeal. We are very happy to highlight the great work of the Active Together project! Consider making a donation instead of sending Christmas cards or making a donation as a gift for someone.

£3,000 will pay for a full three months of this amazing project. Active Together Dementia Buddying Project matches up a person living with dementia with a volunteer who has similar interests. The pairs go out weekly or fortnightly to do activities that they both enjoy. With a bit of extra support, a person with dementia can maintain their physical activity and increase their wellbeing. Age UK Bristol provides training and ongoing support for the volunteers.

Hear from our Active Together Volunteer, James:
“Dave has dementia.  We meet most weeks.  He knows who I am but he never remembers my name.  He forgets what he has done that morning and he tells the same stories every time I see him. 

He lives alone, he has no family and he has never married. I met Dave less than a year ago as a volunteer for Age UK Bristol.  We were matched so I could see him for 2 or 3 hours every two weeks and encourage him to get active. We got on well from the beginning.  His life stories are often half told with parts forgotten but I enjoy listening about tales from his youth.”



Find out more about the Active Together project on our website here.

We are always looking for new volunteers. Do you have the time to spend a couple of hours a week to make a difference in someone’s life? If you are interested in becoming a buddy to a local older person with dementia, please contact Clare Havard Feel free to call for an informal chat to see if this is the role for you.