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Monthly archives for December, 2016

Not just for Christmas

Posted on 19th December 2016 by

Sparkle hope signs

Last year I was able to go on my Christmas break with a very positive story to tell for Christmas (see www.bh-impetus.org/2015/12/23/week-before-christmas/). I had been on my own in the office when I received a phone call from a woman who was very concerned about her friend Gerry. His wife had died just over a year previously and he was living on his own in the top flat of a Hove terrace. He was very isolated. As Gerry was 94 and not very steady on his feet, she was worried that he might fall on the stairs (as his wife had done). Also, she was a shopkeeper and was very busy over the Christmas period so she couldn’t get to see Gerry as often as she liked.

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Saturday Morning at the Chapel Royal

Posted on 5th December 2016 by

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Chapel Royal for making Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS) their charity of the month for their Saturday morning café. This means that we will receive the proceeds of their sessions each Saturday morning in December.

We would also like to thank NCS volunteers Rita Garner and Helen Schilizzi for helping out at the counter. It looks as if they were born to it.

Helen and Rita kitchen 1

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