Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed due to a problem with the venue but the gig WILL take place at a later date - please keep checking this page for further information.
Befriending Rocks will be a free gig, organised by Befriending Networks - an evening of both original and well-loved rock music in the company of two of the finest live bands around, Panda Trap and Chil to celebrate the HUGE achievements of befriending services throughout the country! It promises to be a great night out for anyone involved in befriending.
To mark Befriending Week 2012, The Living Well Project Befriending Service hosted an Afternoon Tea on Saturday 10th November 2012 in Newhills Church Hall, Aberdeen. Volunteers received certificates and visitors were interested to hear about the work of the befriending project.
To mark the first Befrienders Week, Queensferry Churchesí Care in the Community organised a social evening on Friday 9th November 2012 which included a Laughter Workshop. The evening concluded with supper and refreshments.
We wanted an event that would recognise the much valued volunteering work that our 24 Befrienders undertake, we chose the Laughter workshop because it mirrors the benefits that our volunteer befrienders achieve for their befriender: physical and mental wellbeing, increased confidence and self esteem and lowered stress levels.
Jo Bluett from Laughter For Health ran the workshop.
What we did for Befriending Week 2012:
Edinburgh befriending service ECAS was featured in Third Force News during Befriending Week.
Click here to read the article.
We invited all faith groups to address the theme of loneliness in their thoughts, prayers, meetings, sermons and discussions during Befriending Week. If you would like to find out more, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know about any Befriending Week Events which you are arranging, and we'll advertise them here. Don't forget to send us the photographs and press clippings afterwards too!
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