Lincolnshire Cares receives charitable status

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Caistor Cares, the befriending service that was started by a small group of volunteers in 2016, has now received official charitable status from the Charity Commission and will soon operate under the ‘Lincolnshire Cares’ banner as it seeks to expand its service into other towns and villages in the county. The community volunteering network aimed at reducing social isolation has …

‘Kelsey Cares’ to launch new befriending service

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Open afternoon and weekly coffee mornings starting in mid-May A new volunteer service offering friendship and support to older people in North and South Kelsey and the surrounding villages will be launched on Sunday 12 May, with a special Open Afternoon taking place at North Kelsey village hall from 2.30-4pm. The befriending service is an extension of the ‘Caistor Cares’ …

Caistor Cares goes to the movies!

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Caistor’s elderly residents were treated to a special film afternoon, courtesy of Caistor Community Cinema, which screened a special showing of The Italian Job, the classic 1960s comic caper movie about a daring plan to steal a huge gold shipment from the streets of Turin. Around 30 senior citizens came along to Caistor Town Hall on the afternoon of 24 …

Caistor Cares is spreading its wings

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After more than two years offering friendship and support to people over the age of 60 in and around the town, Caistor Cares is now looking to expand its area of operation and is seeking new members and volunteers in the surrounding Lincolnshire villages of Grasby, Searby and Owmby. The voluntary organisation’s Befriending Service has seen around 20 ‘members’ personally …

Caistor Cares receives Age UK approval

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Caistor Cares is delighted to report that it has received official approval from Age UK, the UK’s largest charity working with and for older people. This seal of approval means that Age UK is actively referring older people in the local area to Caistor Cares, with a view to them possibly benefitting from our befriending service aimed at reducing social …

Sell-out success for Burns Night fundraiser

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Caistor Cares recently celebrated that famous institution of Scottish life — Burns Night — with a packed gathering of locals and dignitaries assembling in the Town Hall to celebrate the life and works of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns. The many attendees were welcomed in by a traditional piper and once the host (Caistor Cares founder Chris Robey) had warmly greeted the guests, the …

A caffeine-fuelled runaway success

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In the first six months of operation, the Caistor Cares free coffee mornings have been declared a runaway success by many of the town’s elderly residents, who support this weekly social get-together every Monday morning. Since they began last September, the hour-long informal gatherings have been well attended by an increasing number of ladies — and gentlemen — keen to …

Caistor Cares Launches Coffee Mornings

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Caistor Cares has launched free coffee mornings every Monday. The organisation already offers befriending through home visits to a number of people in Caistor but it was felt that a weekly social event would add to this service. This follows the great success of the parties that the Group has held in the Town Hall. Around 100 people attended each …