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Friendly Call Afternoon Tea – May 2014

Our May Friendly Call Afternoon Tea was a tremendous success.

Friendly Call Cork

Friendly Call Cork

The afternoon kicked off just after 2pm, when clients started to trickle in to the Hut in Gurranabraher. Many were collected from their doors by volunteers. We started off with tea and cakes; both clients and volunteers alike had a good natter, face-to-face, which is a change to our daily telephone calls.

After countless cups of tea and cakes, we had a singsong led by volunteer Ronnie Morley and his trusted guitar. Over 30 clients and 8 volunteers attended on the day; the singing talent was of a very high standard in the group.

We recognise that a number of our clients really appreciate a social outlet; the Afternoon Tea Event enables a client to come along to an event and to meet people in a similar situation in a relaxed environment.

A sincere thank you to Neil Prenderville, RED FM for his generosity in sending up the beautiful cakes and scones from Brackens Bakery. All our Friendly Call Clients were truly delighted with this gesture.

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It’s National Volunteering Week, 12th – 18th May

It’s National Volunteering Week, 12th – 18th May.

Friendly Call Cork is indebted to our wonderful volunteers. We wish to acknowledge the great work of volunteers on Friendly Call Cork. Without our volunteers, it would not be possible to offer this valuable service to our many clients. Our Friendly Call volunteers brighten the days of over eighty individuals with a daily phone call.

Friendly Call Cork is a free phone call service for people living alone and is available in the Cork City area to older people and anyone feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable.

Friendly Call Cork operates 5 days a week; Monday to Friday and will check that all is well with you or a loved one.

Friendly Call

Friendly Call Cork

  • Your Friendly Caller will chat to you about your day and will check on how you are feeling
  • The service provides friendship and security making you feel safer at home
  • If you do not answer the phone, the Friendly Caller will phone a member of your family, neighbour or friend

The Friendly Call Service is available to:

  • Older People or Individuals who may feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable
  • People with Chronic Illness
  • Anyone who cannot engage in an active way in the wider community

We also run a bi-monthly Afternoon Tea event which gives both clients and volunteers to meet and chat face-to face over tea and cakes! We recognise that a number of our clients really appreciate a social outlet; the Afternoon Tea Event enables a client to come along to an event and to meet people in a similar situation in a relaxed environment.

We currently have a number of volunteering opportunities available with Friendly Call Cork.

  • To ring clients on our Friendly Call Service to check in with them, make sure they are okay and chat to them about their day etc.
  • Basic Computer Skills needed
  • Commitment required – 3 hours weekly, morning or afternoons available, Monday to Friday
  • References and Garda Vetting required

Please contact Brenda at 021 430 1700 or at 087 636 6407 for further information or to request an application form.

Friendly Call Cork

CorkCity Partnership Gurranabraher Outreach Office

Parochial Hall, Knockfree Avenue, Churchfield, CORK

Mob. 087 636 6407 or Tel. 021 430 1700

E-mail Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie

 

Interested in Volunteering? Volunteers wanted for Friendly Call Cork

Would you like to volunteer on the Friendly Call Service?

Friendly CallWe are looking for individuals to get involved in the Friendly Call Cork Project.

We require volunteers for a three hour a week committment, either morning or afternoon from our Office at the Gurranabraher/Churchfield Cork City Partnership Outreach Office, Parochial Hall, Churchfield.

Please contact Brenda Barry at 021 4301700 or at 087 6366 407 or by e-mail to Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie for more information