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We’ve re-branded!

30th Oct 2015
We’ve re-branded!
Impact Initiatives has got a new look, thanks to Brighton design agency Osomi. Our new branding, which is much bolder in colour and design was decided upon by a working group of people who use our services, trustees and staff. Most noticeable is the new colour pallet and a logo for each service, reflecting the overall look of the charity. Caroline Ridley, Chief Executive, said: “We hope that our updated branding better reflects the work we do and makes the organisation easier to understand. With our services continuing to grow we wanted to make it clear that our services are very unique in what they offer but that they are still part of the same organisation.“ Along with a new look, there is also a new name for St John’s Centre and Café in Hove, also previously known as BOPP. Centre members, volunteers and staff spent time discussing ideas and decided on ‘The Hop 50+’ after it was agreed that “the name should capture a sense being active and living life to the full’, said The Hop50+ Manager, Lin Hastings. She added: “Our name might have changed but we are offering the same and more – a range of daily activities and interests groups, weekly trips, a café offering healthy and delicious meals, health information, and a wellbeing room where people can book a number of treatments such a chiropody and seated massage.”  ...
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2016 Brighton Half Marathon – Join our Team!

26th Oct 2015
2016 Brighton Half Marathon – Join our Team!
Date: 28th February 2016 Place: Brighton Route: 13.1 miles Sponsorship pledge: £250 Whether you’re a seasoned runner/jogger/power-walker, or just keen to set yourself a new challenge, why not join our running team at the 2016 Brighton Half Marathon. The route is mostly flat and takes in some of Brighton’s most iconic landmarks, including the Brighton Pavilion, Hove Lawns, West Pier, the Brighton Wheel and of course the beautiful beach front. Join our running team and we will give you a free running vest! Running for Impact Initiatives means that we can continue to help people live their lives to the fullest, supporting people of all ages across Sussex. To join our team, please email zoey.parsons@impactinitiatives.miwebsites.com or call  01273...
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Travelling Trends Charity Fashion Show

Travelling Trends Charity Fashion Show
The Dingemans Centre and Age UK Horsham District invite you to join them for a fashion show with a difference! Join us at the Steyning Centre on Monday 23rd November, from 7.30pm, and you will be treated to the latest fashion offerings for those over 55. After the fashion show you will be able to purchase your own key pieces for the season at affordable prices, with proceeds going to the Dingemans Centre and Age UK Horsham District. Tickets cost £5 and are available in advance by calling 01903 879297 or visiting the Dingemans Centre & Cafe in Steyning. Venue: The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44...
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Have you considered befriending? Join us for tea to find out more.

Have you considered befriending? Join us for tea to find out more.
The Brighton & Hove Befriending Coalition is holding a tea party at The Hop 50+ in Hove on Friday 6th November (2.30-4.30pm) to celebrate National Befriending Week, 1-7 November. Several befriending groups involved in the coalition will have information stands, as well as volunteers and befrienders on hand to answer questions about volunteering and befriending throughout the day. A Neighbourhood Care Scheme film will be shown during the afternoon, and tea and cakes will be available as part of the celebration. Anne Brindley, Older People’s Outreach Worker at The Hop 50+ explained: “All the members of the Befriending Coalition thought that National Befriending Week would be a great opportunity to tell the wider public about the benefits of befriending. Because it often takes place in people’s homes, it can be an invisible activity. At our Celebration Event, the public will be able to chat with volunteers and the people they visit about their experiences while enjoying tea and cakes.” Sean de Podesta, the Manager of Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme, who is organising the Celebration Event with Anne, added: “We will also be showing a short film by Anna Dutsch: Remembering Today is about Dorothy, a 91-year-old woman who lives on her own, and her volunteer visitor Judy. Every day, I see the impact that befrienders can have on the people they visit. And I’m sure it’s the same for my colleagues in other befriending schemes. And we see the benefits for the volunteers as well!” Based on figures from the Campaign to End Loneliness, there are more than 3,500 people aged 65 or over in Brighton & Hove who are lonely...
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