Goose Grease and Brown Paper talks at ‘Spitfires and Oatcakes’ events this April

To help recognise the centenary of the First World War, older people and their families are being invited to take part in commemorative community events this April across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.   Organised by the Vintage Volunteers project team, the ‘Spitfires and Oatcakes’ events will encourage communities to come together and share memories and family stories of wartime Staffordshire. And …

Join Us For A Celebration Of Stoke On Trent Past And Present

This November, it will be 100 years since the guns fell silent marking the end of the First World War. To help recognise this significant anniversary, older people and their families are being invited to take part in commemorative community events across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.  Organised by the Vintage Volunteers project team, the ‘Spitfires and Oatcakes’ events will encourage communities to …

Season’s greeting’s

We would like to wish you & your family a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018 Thank you for giving your time, commitment and support Which makes a huge difference to the community.   It has been an amazing year for our team! We have met and assisted some wonderful people, built some brilliant relationships And it wouldn’t …

Lonely this Christmas? Ever thought of volunteering?

It’s a time for giving and sharing, but Christmas can be a lonely time for many older people in Stoke-on-Trent. Could volunteering be part of the answer? Vintage Volunteer, Angela, thinks so. ‘I’m much happier since I started volunteering,’ the former teaching assistant from Clayton told us. ‘The rewards are great. I am more confident now and enjoy meeting new …

A Christmas Double Bill – Vintage Volunteers

At this time of year, many of us think of old friends and what they might be doing now. Research suggests we’re not alone, with 2 out of 3 people saying they regretted losing touch with an old friend. Earlier in the year, the Vintage Volunteers team were delighted when they helped to bring two old pals back together again. …