Welcome to Regenerate-RISE
Recently our RISE SW11 minibus was stolen from a residential street in Putney and we have launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase a new one. Our insurers will pay two-thirds of what we need to replace our bus with an electric tail lift and convert it to be Dementia-friendly. If you would like to give to our campaign, please click on the following link:
We have to date provided 33,262 individual support services to almost 1000 individual older people in the borough of Wandsworth during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now opening our Battersea Day Service at St Michael's in Cobham Close and we now need to purchase a minibus to transport our members on a daily basis. We are starting with a bubble of 8 a day and following the deterioration of physical and mental wellbeing over the last year, we are planning a service that will improve and enhance the wellbeing of older people across Wandsworth.
We would appreciate your help to make this possible.
Mo Smith MBE, FRSA - Founder and Chair of Trustees
Expressions of Kindness
We are not able to organise our usual Kings and Queens in the marquee on the Green in Danebury Avenue this year, but we are hoping to do a number of events in the locality that reaches out to those who have spent the majority of the last 5 months indoors. Every two weeks we give out extra gifts to older people and these have included scones with jam, toiletries, flowers, chocolates, a ploughman's lunch, cakes, fresh fruit and gifts that will show people that we care. Regenerate-RISE is very grateful to all those who have helped us deliver our gifts and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead.
The Platt Christian Centre
On 9 November 1807, seven friends met to consult as to building a place of worship in Felsham Road and they raised amongst themselves the sum of £57 and formed an association to obtain further help. The result was that on 9 August 1808 the building known as the Platt Chapel was opened. The services were well attended and £100 was raised during the day towards the total cost of £900. By 1827, the Platt Chapel was so popular that even the addition of a gallery was insufficient and often the vestry as well as the Chapel was crowded on a Sunday evening. The Chapel was again enlarged in the year 1830. From 1872 the Platt Chapel was closed for awhile and a site was procured in Oxford Road at a cost of £750 where an iron chapel was erected to accommodate 500 people. However by 1897 the Platt Chapel was open again and was transferred by a Trust Deed to the City Mission and it remained with them for a long time. more...
To Transform the lives of isolated older people through a programme of care and support which respects, values and encourages independence in later life.
RISE-ing to the challenge of Reaching the ISolated Elderly across the UK