Our Social Life!

Age Concern Mole Valley has several fun social events planned for the year and we also signpost to other key occasions in the Mole Valley and surroundings areas. Here are some 2018 dates for your diary:

  • Age Concern Mole Valley will be at Ashtead Village Day – Saturday 9th June.  All the fun starts at 11.00 am until 5.00 pm, at the Queen Elizabeth II Field on Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead.
  • Volunteers’ Week Campaign is 1st week of June.  Volunteers make a huge difference to our charity, and we celebrate the difference they make.
  • Leatherhead celebrates 100 years Festival – Sunday 2nd September.  The centenary of the end of the First World War, bringing together all generations in celebration of peace. This wonderful event starts at 11.00 am until  11.00 pm, at the Fusion Leatherhead Sports Field, Guildford Road Fetcham, Leatherhead.
  • Arts Alive – Launched in mid September and runs through the whole of October. It features dance, music, drama, arts, crafts, poetry, comedy and performance.

Age Concern Mole Valley held a fundraising Barn dance at the Tithe Barn in Bookham. It was a fun evening and the guests appreciated the live music and valiantly mastered classic barn dances such as “Strip the Willow” and the “Gay Gordons”. Everyone showed good humour and enthusiasm for the dancing and generously participated in the fundraising raffle. Over £600 was raised which will help fund the work of the charity.

Some of the ways that Age Concern Mole Valley aims to ‘improve the lives of older people’ is by providing a Befriending Service to lonely and isolated older people, a general Information & Signposting service, plus Will Writing Clinics, and Computer Courses for those aged over fifty five. Each year they hold two lunch events where clients of the befriending service can get together and enjoy a summer celebration and then in December a Christmas lunch. Sonia Hubbard the CEO said “As an independent local charity events such as the Barn Dance really help us generate much needed funding which goes towards securing the continuation of our services. We would like to thank everyone who attended for their kindness, good spirit and support.”