Below you will find our article for Age Action Alliance published on 31st July 2015:
“The 50+ Skills Exchange Club brings people together to socialise and learn new skills. It also supports individuals who are wishing to get back into work or pursue volunteering opportunities in the local community.
In May 2015 Beta Futures was delighted to launch the 50+ Skills Exchange Club in Crawley. The Club currently runs in Redhill and there are plans for a third in Horsham by 2016.
So what has The Club been up to? The Club has already welcomed an increasing number of members and hosted several guests such as Loredana D’Andrea from K2’s Well Being team.
The Crawley Club is organising future meetings including a First Aid session and representatives coming in from local businesses. Members of The Club were also recently inspired by Chestnut Tree House when a speaker came in to talk about the hospice’s work. Beta Futures’ Managing Director, Marie Harris, will be embarking upon a 50km trek of the Great Wall of China over 5 days in October 2015. So far Marie has raised over £1000 in aid of this amazing charity and The Club members are hoping to arrange a trip to the hospice in the near future.
The Club members are putting forward their own ideas for Club events such as fundraising, craft stalls and much more. A committee will soon be established which will allow members to shape and drive the direction of The Club.”
Want to learn more? Check out our website: http://www.betafutures.com/newsite/50plus.html
Our blog on the Age Action Alliance website: http://ageactionalliance.org/the-50-skills-exchange-club-crawley-update/
Marie Harris’ Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/marie-harris6/
You can also find us on Twitter (@50PlusSkills) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/50-Skills-Club/1569904066559573).