02:48PM, Monday 06 June 2016
Caring volunteers from Khidma visited Age Concern Slough in a bid to get more people to sign up to a scheme which aims to reduce isolation.
A group of 15 visited the charity’s store in The Village in Slough High Street on Thursday, June 2.
Stories were exchanged over lunch and then the group enjoyed a game of bingo.
The visit was part of Age Concern’s ‘Befriend an Elder’ scheme which matches willing volunteers with people in need of friendship and support.
Khidma is a non-profit organisation which provides programmes in order to boost community cohesion.
Aamna Ahmed, community leader for Khidma, said: “The room was absolutely full and everyone was busy talking to each other.
“The objective for Khidma was to bring volunteers out to help in Slough to give the town a more positive atmosphere.
“We also wanted to highlight the scheme and encourage people to sign up to it but it was also about having a nice lunch and meeting new people.”
Click here if you are interested in signing up to the scheme.
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