We are very pleased to have been chosen by the Co-Op Green Street Green as part of their Local Community Fund. This means that 1% of what you spend on Co-Op branded items, together with money raised from shopping bag sales, is donated to the Saxon Day Centre. This scheme runs until October 2018. C0-Op members can also choose us as their nominated cause - just select "Age Concern Orpington and District" in your Co-Op account. Please support the Co-Op to support us.
We held a very successful tombola stall at Light Up Orpington in November 2017 with all proceeds going to the Saxon Centre. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success and all those who took part.
The Annual General Meeting of Age Concern Orpington and District was held at the Saxon Centre on 11th October 2017.
On 4th October 2017, we were visited by Bishop James, the Bishop of Rochester. He was shown round by Sharon, the Centre Manager and Dennis, the Chair of Trustees and told about the work done at the centre to support elderly members of the local community.
Sainsbury’s Orpington has recently confirmed the Saxon Day Centre as their ‘Local Charity of the Year’ for a second year. This has included a donation resulting from single use carrier bag charges and we are grateful to Sainsbury’s and their customers for this continued support.
Diana Campbell has recently stepped down as Vice Chair of Trustees of Age Concern Orpington. Diana had been a trustee for over twenty years and will be missed by all at the Saxon Day Centre. In 2012 she was awarded with the BEM in recognition of her voluntary services in the Orpington area.
In June 2017, Sharon, our manager gave a talk to the Ladies Lunch Club at the Conservative Association in Orpington, about the care provided at Saxon Day Centre. This was made more personal by Sue, the daughter of one of our clients, who spoke compellingly about her mother and her time at the Centre. The talk was very well received with lots of questions and discussion.
On Saturday 20th May, 2017 we hosted the London Brain Project which is a social enterprise aiming to facilitate engaging and informed conversations about the mind and brain through art and science. The day was an art-science workshop for adults with dementia and their families, to explore conversations around living with dementia. You can find out more about the day on the London Brain Project website. The work made in the workshop contributed to an exhibition about dementia in Summer 2017.