Stockwell Good Neighbours are holding a sponsored walk on Monday

Written by on July 24, 2015 in Community, Council, Health, News - Comments Off on Stockwell Good Neighbours are holding a sponsored walk on Monday

Stockwell Good NeighboursStockwell Good Neighbours (SGN) is holding a sponsored walk to raise funds so it can continue its work in the community.

SGN is a registered charity for older people who live in the Lambeth area.

It has been providing social activities and projects that benefits elderly people’s health and well-being, as well as preventing social isolation, since 1978.

Members meet at the Ovalhouse Theatre to take part in a range of activities such as bingo, dominoes, quizzes, zumba classes and singing in the choir.

The charity acts as a lifeline for many of the older residents in the community but cuts to funding threatens its ability to do so.

Lambeth council usually provides some money but will not be this year.

On Monday July 27, they are holding a “Neighbourly Walk” to raise money for the group.

SGN say they are “desperately seeking ways of continuing this valuable service” and members are “determined to play their part” so doing a sponsored walk together round the local area, calling on those unable to join the walk due to disabilities and health issues.

They plan to visit 100-year-old Agnus Smith and 97-year-old partially sighted Mr Hamilton.

Walkers will meet outside the Ovalhouse theatre at 10.30am on Monday July 27, to leave at 11 am and will walk around the area, visiting their housebound members on their way.

To find out how you can help or donate call Stockwell Good Neighbours on 020 8698 4731.

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