University of Leeds Volunteering Fair

Caring Together, as we do every year, had a presence at the Leeds University Volunteering Fair on Tuesday. As always, it was hectic and vibrant. Lisa attended on behalf of Caring Together. This is a great opportunity to make local students and the university aware of what we do and of the myriad opportunities available.

If you wish to explore the range of ways in which you can volunteer with Caring Together phone Lisa on:


and we can make you aware of what we do and of the ways that you can make a difference to the lives of older people in our area.

Go on, give it a try.

Annual General Meeting

It was Caring Together’s 24th AGM on Friday. It was held at Little London Community Centre. There was plenty of food and refreshments and the Lord Mayor,  Cllr Eileen Taylor, attended and gave a speech. It was a day of positives with the finances for last year looking good and with a great deal of new projects to look back on and with new initiatives in the pipeline. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out on the day.


International Day of Older People

A fantastic day out was had by Caring Together members this afternoon. To celebrate International Day of Older People a group of us went into town, to The Light, to watch the movie Downton Abbey. Afterwards we all went for a drink and a cake.

It was a great way to spend the afternoon. One member said:

‘I really enjoyed the day. It has been years since I went to the cinema.’ ‘I have seen another couple of films that I would like to see. I shall come back again with my daughter’

Many thanks for the IDOP grant, administered by Leeds Older Peoples Forum, that paid for the transport and volunteer expenses for this outing.