Volunteering with Wythenshawe Wanderers is a great opportunity to help provide services to those most in need in your neighbourhood. It can also be a very rewarding activity that will utilise and enhance your skills and experience. Wythenshawe Wanderers volunteer drivers make a real difference to people’s lives across Wythenshawe.
• To assist service users to access personal, social and healthcare appointments.
• To assist service users to shop independently.
• To make door step calls and to deliver our activity packs
All volunteer drivers attend an induction programme. For this scheme volunteer drivers donate their time free of charge however, drivers are reimbursed the HMRC rate of 45p per mile which contributes to the cost of fuel, insurance and maintenance on their vehicles.
Contact Marie or Sam to find out more 0161 905 3898
Following the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines, we wanted to update you on our services.
As many of our services take place in public places such as pubs, social clubs and football clubs we are bound by their advice and guidance. Recent news on Monday 16th March advised non essential travel and avoiding pubs, restaurants etc. So, we have decided, during this period of uncertainty, to cancel our trip to Chester and to postpone breakfast, coffee mornings and lunches for the next few weeks. We have decided to extend our telephone befriending service to any self isolating person who feels that a regular “how are you” phone call would benefit them. Just a 15 minute phone call can change a person’s day and make a real difference.
Thursday 6th February at the Museum of Science and Industry Marie Greenhalgh founder and lead of Wythenshawe Good Neighbours alongside community colleagues, shared in a fantastic cerebration of age friendly engagement across greater Manchester. Fifty Three neighbourhoods were recognised for their age friendly practices or working towards being more age friendly. Practices that include connecting older people to their community, listening to what older people have to say about the services that impact on their lives and positivism around ageing.
Brand new coffee morning being organised by WGN at The Jolly Butcher Pub corner of Petersfield Drive and Butcher Lane. It’s a lovely bright space and will really lend itself to a range of activity. Let’s kick off the coffee morning with some ideas for future coffee mornings. With the added bonus of the pub having Community Pub status we are assured of a really supportive team. Starting Wednesday 19th February for a trial of 10 weeks. WGN would like to take advantage of this wonderful free space to bring residents together for a bit of getting to know each other.
First Sunday of the month, organised walks with older people and their carer and family in mind.
Join us for our first walk at Wythenshawe Park Sunday 2nd February 2020 1pm till 2.15pm.
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