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Comfort and joy thanks to Jigsaw Link
10:30am Friday 18th December 2009 in Christmas News
IT was certainly a case of “good companions” when befriending volunteers and those benefiting from their kindness enjoyed a Christmas party together.
Jigsaw Link provides friendship and social activities for older people with a physical disability or sensory impairment; most of the members are aged 50 and over.
The idea is to link up a volunteer befriender with a person who has a disability. Volunteers are usually aged at least 40 or more.
Home visits are combined with a social diary, including monthly outings and lunch at Bury’s Jubilee Centre each Tuesday.
Mr Bill Barlow, Jigsaw Link co-ordinator, said: “We have around 60 volunteers and service users.
“The Christmas party included a sherry reception, a four-course meal followed by a choir and a concert and Father Christmas giving out presents.”
* Jigsaw Link is always anxious to recruit new volunteers who will be trained to become a befriender. Anyone interested should ring 0161 253 6997.