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January 2023 newsletter – now available to download

The January newsletter from the Engage Befriending team has now been uploaded.  In this edition we have included dates for your diaries, opportunities to get out an about and a new monthly quiz question on how well you know Reading. To read it click here ...

Happy Christmas and a peace-filled new year

Please spare us a minute to watch our Christmas message by clicking here.Thank you for your support this year and we wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful and blessed new year ...

Engage Befriending celebrates 10 years of befriending!!

Engage Befriending is 10 years old! We had a celebration yesterday which included lots of cake, reunions and an opportunity to make new friends. Thank you to the Carey team for use of their centre, to the Mayor of Reading for coming and to all of our volunteers, staff and ...

Could you spare just one hour a week?

The Engage project is recruiting new volunteers to support their work with the most lonely and isolated people in Reading. The Engage project has an amazing team of volunteers.  The two befriending programmes are Engage Befriending which support older people who are isolated and Engage Wellbeing who care for those who ...

A Life Well Lived – Josh Potter

Going out dancing with your mates. Travelling the world working with organisations like the World Health Organisation sneaking backstage to get Cliff Richard’s autograph. “At the Olympia if you were clever you could actually, there was a back way and you could actually get autographs there if you knew what ...