There are many ways to get involved with work at the Saxon Day Centre, including volunteering, fundraising and donating.
Please also see our vacancies page.
We always welcome new volunteers, especially if you have a regular weekday when you are able to assist and 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 the 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.
Fundraise & Donate
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.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, like many businesses, when the centre is closed we still have costs but have no income. Whilst we are taking advantage of the Government’s various schemes to keep us afloat we are still incurring costs way beyond our income and cannot survive indefinitely. We therefore also rely on charitable donations.
If you wish to make a donation, please see our Donations page for further information on ways to help us.
We are very grateful to Chris Leek, who, in August 2019, completed the Arch to Arc triathlon to raise money for good causes, including the Saxon Day Centre. Chris completed the challenge, running from London’s Marble Arch to Dover, then swimming the Channel, before cycling to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in a world record-breaking time and in doing so raised money for 3 charities: Parkinson’s UK, the Lewy Body Society and our own Age Concern Orpington & District. Click here to read about Chris and his motivation to take on this incredible challenge.
We are grateful to local community organisations and businesses for donations and support. These have included the Rotary Club of Orpington, Organisers of the Chelsfield Fair, Co-Op Green Street Green, Santander Bank, Waitrose Green Street Green, Sainsbury’s Orpington and Darrick Wood School.
Many thanks to everyone who has given support.