Valentine's Day in Wandsworth
174 Gifts of Roses and Chocolates were distributed on Saturday 13 February for Valentine's Day to older people across the borough of Wandsworth as well as 172 Roast Lamb Lunches followed by a home-made trifle. The outreach was a tremendous success as those who had booked their lunch were not expecting the red rose and chocolates! We wanted to say to them that they are "special" and the surprise made them feel special.
The Mayor of Wandsworth's Charity of the Year
This year we are the Mayor of Wandsworth's charity and we were very privileged to have her attendance at our last year's Kings and Queens. We have missed it very much this year in Roehampton and hope that we will be able to hold it next year. In the meantime we are looking at creative ideas to help older people enjoy their days and have something to look forward to.
If everyone had Ipads, computers or Iphones, we could produce a virtual Kings and Queens - but the majority of older people do not own these and are still reliant on the telephone system. So we cannot do You Tube, not everybody has a DVD player and they are certainly not on social media.
So we have to think creatively and we will let you know what we think of. So watch this space. Just as a reminder of Kings and Queens past.