This year Search worked with the Music Making Together project to set up a Ukulele group for older people interested in making music. In a few weeks they have come a long way and are having a blast learning an instrument and singing together. The group will be meeting informally over the summer and starting again properly in September. If you woud like to join the group please get in touch on 0191 2737443:

Volunteering Week (3 – 7 June) occurs every year in the summer and it gives us all here at Search a focus to increase our volunteering activity. During Volunteering Week we increase our recruitment drive, attend events and of course celebrate the work our volunteers have done for us over the last year or so.

Its full on summer in our latest newsletter. See trips to Whitby and Hadrian's Wall and all the groups taking place over the next few months. 

On Saturday 27 April, 10 especially brave fundraisers jumped off the Tyne bridge for Search. They zip wired down to the opposite side of the river to the Baltic qauy, one after another. The oldest, Dorrie Stilgoe in her seventies showed that age is certainly no obstacle to embracing life's adventures. Our heroes raised over £3000 for the older people in Newcastle who rely on Search for support. 

 

Search offers a weekly ‘Buy and Bite’ service to older people in the west of Newcastle. The door-to-door minibus picks people up from their home and takes them to a local Morrisons. We offer support throughout the visit with shopping and getting around. Afterwards you can sit down for tea and coffee as well as lunch and friendship in a reserved area of the supermarket café. Finally we make the homeward journey and help is available to take groceries into the house.

This service is offered weekly in the Inner West of Newcastle and fortnightly in the Outer West. Joyce, who is one of our Wednesday regulars, said having this support and friendship has made a big difference to her life, “It is the highlight of my week, I get to meet my beautiful friends”. To put your name down for Buy and Bite ring 0191 2737443.