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Being There Tameside – Grant Story

10 February 2021

Being There Tameside – Grant Story

Being There Tameside received a grant of £500 from The Running Bee Foundation

Here are some words from Being There Tameside to show how they used their grant

Thanks to the cash grant from Running Bee Foundation, Being There Tameside has been able to continue running our valuable befriending service and set up an online social group.

Being There Tameside organised a fun card making session just prior to lockdown that enabled users of the group to try out their creative skills and get crafting!

The grant also enabled Being There to deliver an invaluable telephone befriending service to over 30 clients and a new online social group supporting up to 20 clients.

The impact of this has been amazing with client feedback telling us they are feeling less isolated and lonely, feeling like they have a friend and feeling more positive despite challenging times.

Christmas was made very special when Being There staff and volunteers were able to deliver surprise Christmas gift bags to clients…bringing a happy smile to those living alone. We also organised a Christmas themed ‘Name that tune’ quiz for our online social group with everyone singing along and reminiscing about the past…great fun for everyone and a positive end to a tough year!

Thank you to Running Bee Foundation for helping us to make the last 10 months so much more bearable and uplifting for our lovely clients