Time And Talents Association

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Time & Talents Association,The Old Mortuary
St. Marychurch Street,London
SE16 4JE

020 7231 7845

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T&T is a genuinely local charity – and we’ve been helping isolated older people for 130 years. We give over 250 older people a year friendship, support, and somewhere they belong. With the help of our Marathon fundraisers, we can do much more.

Loneliness is a killer for older people - did you know loneliness makes you Did you know loneliness makes you up to 30% more likely to die prematurely?

What we do to help lonely older people

  • Our befriending service brings housebound older people support from volunteers who want to make a difference – a chat, a cup of tea, and a real friend who cares
  • Our groups for older people always offer something out of the ordinary – from a mobile zoo, to a music hall visit, to a movie or a singalong, with lunch. They provide a way to feel independent and carefree, and give older people lots of much needed care and attention.
  • Our Stroke club, Visually Impaired Group, Social Contact group, and strength and balance clubs offer specialist support for the people who most need our help – changing lives and helping them cope every single week.
  • Fun and quirky T&T projects, from the Rotherhithe Shed, to a pub club for older men, to intergenerational reindeer sleigh rides and Cycling Without Age, or Crafty Beasts, mean that there’s always something new. This is vital for those who experience little joy, or fun, or newness in their lives because they are very isolated.

T&T is a small, well-loved local charity – we live and work right alongside the older people in our community, so you know that any funds you raise go directly to our work and make a huge difference to people at a grassroots level.

What the money raised could pay for:

The minimum of £1500 we ask each runner to raise could pay for:

  • A day a week for a whole year of minibus transport, bringing frail disabled elderly people to a place they can have lunch with friends – and otherwise would see no-one for days at a time
  • 15 weekly cycling sessions with our Cycling Without Age pilots in the local parks for those in care homes – when some have not been in a green space for years
  • 10 of our regular ‘Pub Clubs’ for isolated older men, many of whom have retreated from their community since their partner passed away
  • 4 older people to receive fully a supported befriending service for a whole year, and one to one practical emotional support to ‘get back on their feet’ after illness, bereavement, or accident
  • 30 people to attend one of our strength and balance classes for older people who have fallen and need to get their strength and confidence back – for the six months they need to become independent again

To find out more about our work and see some fabulous photos of it all visit our website www.timeandtalents.org.uk

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