Joan Bolton – 20 Years a Friend!

Michael Coker, (President), awards Joan with her long service Certificate “Fancy getting those awards! Embarrassing but an honour. Befriending children with the Friendship Project has always been something I’ve enjoyed doing and we’ve gone to places, done all...

The story of our longest serving Older Friend: Joan Bolton

Our longest serving Older Friend, Joan Bolton is about to start her 20th year of volunteering for the Friendship Project and she’s also celebrating a milestone birthday this year. It’s hard to believe it but Joan is 80 years young and luckily for us and for her...

An Older Friend and Jake & Tom

Before becoming a civilian I was running a Troop of young soldiers who came to me with their problems and in need of character development. Post retirement, and with time on my hands I felt the need to put something back into society along similar lines and the...

Feedback from a younger friend

I asked Ruth* to give me a few things she thinks have changed for her since we met ….She was quick to answer starting with her confidence to talk to strangers – she relayed the first time we ate out and I asked her to order for us both, something she does...

Proof that what we do really does work!

We know that our Older Friends do some amazing work and really improve the lives of the children they help, but it’s always nice to have this re-affirmed. So we were delighted to receive the following feedback from one of our referrers earlier this week. Would you...

Amazing progress report from an Older Friend!

Progress report from an Older Friend.  Our sincere thanks go to the Recessionaires charity who have supported us by sponsoring one of our Younger Friends to have drama lessons. Dear Fiona, Naomi contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I would like to go to a production...