Dust off your Elf hat and make a difference to older people

Dust off your Elf hat and make a difference to older people Throughout the festive period, our Abbeyfield Loughborough houses will host events for our residents. Picture sing-a-longs, delicious home-cooked meals and best of all, great company. To help us make this Christmas the best Christmas ever, we’re looking for a whole range of Santa’s little helpers (otherwise known as volunteers!) to support our events and, of course, join in the celebrations. Our doors are open to individuals and groups; either families and friends. We know that volunteering has no age barrier and would love to see our neighbours of all ages join in the festive fun. Roles may include:
  • Laughing, chatting and the odd ‘Ho,ho,ho!’ • Bringing the X-factor to our carol sing along • Being ready to lose at board games • Getting covered in glue and glitter during crafts • Serving mince pies and the odd glass of sherry!
So, what’s stopping you? Register your interest with Mandy or Julie on 01509 266605.
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Abbeyfield Loughborough Society Gardens Gain Award!

Abbeyfield Loughborough Society have been awarded a Level 4 achievement for our Thriving Gardens. The Certificate was presented in a Awards Gala Dinner at Burleigh Court Hotel from representatives from The Royal Horticultural Society, Loughborough in Bloom on Tuesday 7th November.  Well Done to Terry and the maintenance team for your out-standing achievement! The Don’t Make Around awards recognise some fantastic environmental efforts while the Loughborough in Bloom Neighbourhood awards the great work being carried out to support the bloom bid. This year the town won the gold again and the best small city category.
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Spare time? Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the back bone to Abbeyfield Loughborough Society… With our residents:
  • Chatting and eating delicious cake – we really do make good cake!
  • Sharing your skills, whether as a tech whiz, a creative crafter or stupendous singer!
Behind the scenes in our houses:
  • Putting your green fingers to the test in our gardens
  • Flipping sausages at our summer BBQ’s
In your local community:
  • Telling everyone you meet about Abbeyfield and the work we do
  • Fundraising to enable us to do more
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We’re taking the residents at Westfield Drive to the Abbeyfield beach this week! Everyone’s looking forward to making sand castles and floating our beach ball around our outside beach garden. After all the activities we’re having a seaside favourite of Fish & Chip’s. We love our fun day’s at Abbeyfield Loughborough.

Boat trip

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Reading Allowed Group to come to Abbeyfield

Thank you to Catherine from Loughborough University for running the Santa Fun Run to raise awareness of Abbeyfield….. Catherine and her team will be shortly working with Abbeyfield on their Reading Allowed project. Catherine explains “Reading Allowed’ is a student run volunteering project set up within the Action section of Loughborough Students Union. The project seeks to ‘allow’ empowerment, entertainment and comfort through facilitating small and one-to-one reading groups for residents. Reading groups can be led by volunteers reading aloud to residents who otherwise may not be able to read to themselves. Alternatively, for those who can – we provide an attentive and friendly ear, supporting the individual with whatever they would like to read to us about! Whilst the project has its roots in reading aloud, Reading Allowed is very much a project of providing company and comfort to those affected by Dementia through much loved and new stories.’
Thank you so much – it is really appreciated by all at Abbeyfield2
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Loughborough Santa Fun Run

Team Abbeyfield

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Abbeyfield entered its 1st ever team in the Santa fun run yesterday. The team was made up of staff, volunteers, residents family members and friends of Abbeyfield.  Well done to all who ran/walked – You are all true stars

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