The Write Partnership
- Location: Age UK Tunbridge Wells
- Price: Free
This is a free service.
Age UK Tunbridge Wells
The Write Partnership is a wonderful addition to our befriending services. The aim of The Write Partnership is to match older members of our community with pen friends who have common interests or simply share that feeling of excitement when a handwritten letter is posted through the door!
We are currently looking for older people to join our Write Partnership. If you are feeling lonely or perhaps just love to chat and meet new people, then this service may be a great opportunity for you.
The story behind The Write Partnership
Running for the past two years, this service was set up by a fantastic volunteer called Sara. Here's the story behind the service...
Back in 2017, Sara heard an interview with a university lecturer in Yorkshire who had set up a pen pal scheme, which partnered undergraduate students with members of the older generation. It’s aim was to combat loneliness. Sara was totally inspired by the testimonials from it’s participants and wondered whether she too could set up something similar, but locally. With a busy family and social life, Sara didn’t consider herself lonely, but had always enjoyed writing and receiving letters, however infrequently in recent years!
Knowing that it would be easy to encourage friends of various ages to get involved as volunteers, Sara thought it would be wonderful so set up a project whereby the community could connect with their older generation through a pen friend scheme.
After contacting Age UK Tunbridge Wells, The Write Partnership was born!
Joining The Write Partnership
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from the start. We are always looking for new members of our older community to join The Write Partnership so if you or someone you know would like to join then please get in touch.