Lincolnshire Cares launch delivers the goods – even in lockdown

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Despite the lockdown continuing into the early days of summer, nearly 150 senior citizens in Caistor and surrounding villages were treated to a surprise afternoon tea on Saturday 13 June, courtesy of local charity Lincolnshire Cares. Under normal circumstances, the group (that originally started as ‘Caistor Cares’ back in 2016) would have been holding its traditional Summer Party around this …

Lincolnshire Cares and Covid-19 update: all befriending visits and events still ‘on hold’

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These extraordinary times have certainly had a dramatic impact on Lincolnshire Cares and all its activities. Having taken the difficult decision to cancel all our social events until Government advice deems it safe to continue our face-to-face activities as a charity, we made a swift switch to telephone befriending as the best option to help reduce social isolation throughout the …

Lincolnshire Cares receives charitable status

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Caistor Cares, the befriending service that was started by a small group of volunteers in 2016, has now received official charitable status from the Charity Commission and will soon operate under the ‘Lincolnshire Cares’ banner as it seeks to expand its service into other towns and villages in the county. The community volunteering network aimed at reducing social isolation has …

‘Kelsey Cares’ to launch new befriending service

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Open afternoon and weekly coffee mornings starting in mid-May A new volunteer service offering friendship and support to older people in North and South Kelsey and the surrounding villages will be launched on Sunday 12 May, with a special Open Afternoon taking place at North Kelsey village hall from 2.30-4pm. The befriending service is an extension of the ‘Caistor Cares’ …

Caistor Cares goes to the movies!

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Caistor’s elderly residents were treated to a special film afternoon, courtesy of Caistor Community Cinema, which screened a special showing of The Italian Job, the classic 1960s comic caper movie about a daring plan to steal a huge gold shipment from the streets of Turin. Around 30 senior citizens came along to Caistor Town Hall on the afternoon of 24 …

Caistor Cares is spreading its wings

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After more than two years offering friendship and support to people over the age of 60 in and around the town, Caistor Cares is now looking to expand its area of operation and is seeking new members and volunteers in the surrounding Lincolnshire villages of Grasby, Searby and Owmby. The voluntary organisation’s Befriending Service has seen around 20 ‘members’ personally …

Caistor Cares receives Age UK approval

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Caistor Cares is delighted to report that it has received official approval from Age UK, the UK’s largest charity working with and for older people. This seal of approval means that Age UK is actively referring older people in the local area to Caistor Cares, with a view to them possibly benefitting from our befriending service aimed at reducing social …

Sell-out success for Burns Night fundraiser

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Caistor Cares recently celebrated that famous institution of Scottish life — Burns Night — with a packed gathering of locals and dignitaries assembling in the Town Hall to celebrate the life and works of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns. The many attendees were welcomed in by a traditional piper and once the host (Caistor Cares founder Chris Robey) had warmly greeted the guests, the …