There are many ways to get involved with work at the Saxon Day Centre, including volunteering, fundraising and donating.
We always welcome new volunteers and if you have a regular weekday when you are able to assist we will be pleased to discuss with you how you can get involved.
Staff and volunteers work together and you can be assured of a busy and fulfilling day. All clients' personal care needs are dealt with by our qualified care staff, so you don't need prior care experience, just a willingness to help. The most important thing is being able to socialise with our clients, who come to the Saxon Day Centre for a change of scene and who might be in need of nothing more than a good chat. You might discover skills and interests you never knew you had!
We also welcome work experience students and young people working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Click here for more information on the role of a volunteer at the Saxon Day Centre.
If you would like to volunteer or require more information, please contact the Saxon Day Centre directly.
Age Concern Orpington & District runs the Saxon Day Centre as an independent non-profit making charitable business and as such it is important that we spread awareness of the Centre and what we provide around Orpington and the surrounding areas.
We run fundraising and marketing events to advertise the centre as well as bring in additional funds. If you are willing to help in any way we would be really pleased to hear from you.
The Friends of Saxon group is open to anyone in the community, including staff members, clients' families and friends, current volunteers and trustees. All options for possible events are open for discussion and any ideas on what can be done to raise money and awareness are always welcomed.
If you are interested in becoming a "friend" or would like further information on what we do, please contact the Saxon Day Centre directly.
All funds raised and donations received are put towards the well being of our clients.
We are always very grateful for donations to the centre and all donations and any funds raised from events held are put towards the well being of our clients.
If you wish to make a donation, please contact the centre manager to discuss your preferences.
We would like to extend our thanks to Mick Smith who has the flower stall in Orpington Market. The family run business, Johnson's Flowers and Plants, has been at the Market for over 8 years.
Mick very kindly gives us a generous discount on our plants and flowers each week. This is such a lovely thing to do and it enables us to have fresh flowers or plants every week which brightens up the Day Centre. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him very much for his kindness and generosity, it is much appreciated by everyone at the Saxon Centre.
We are grateful to Petts Wood Methodist Church and the Little India Restaurant in Petts Wood for respectively allowing us to raise funds by hosting coffee mornings and a curry evening. Many thanks too to everyone who supported us.
We are grateful for donations from Santander Bank and Waitrose, Green Street Green, who have also provided support through visits from their staff, including help with Christmas celebrations, which are of great value to clients and staff alike.
Latest News: We would like to express our many thanks to the organisers of the 2016 Chelsfield Village Fair for a significant donation which resulted from the Saxon Day Centre being chosen as their headline charity for the event. In addition, Sainsbury's Orpington recently selected the Saxon Day Centre as their Local Charity of the Year and together with Darrick Wood School will be partnering with the Centre to enhance the services we provide for older people in the local community.