What is Age Concern?
Alderney Age Concern was formed in September 2004. Alderney Age Concern was officially affiliated with Age Concern Guernsey in April 2005 at their AGM; they also agreed to change their name to Age Concern Bailiwick of Guernsey as this would secure our affiliation.
Barbara Benfield is the founder of Age Concern Alderney, there is a committee of eight, all of which give up their time voluntarily for the running of the Social Centre, Charity Shop, and Community Care & Support.
What does Age Concern do?
Age Concern Alderney supports the elderly in our community; this support can be advice, companionship, transport, financial assistance, outings and holidays.
Age Concern also supports other groups, societies and clubs by assisting with transport and help.
Age Concern hold a social centre every Wednesday afternoon, the social centre is open to all. At the centre afternoon tea is served and they also have quizzes, talks, bingo and outings.
There is an annual holiday to the UK, members pay for the holiday either by installments or a one off payment. It's a fun packed week in which you can either take advantage of the outings or not, whichever you prefer.
Age Concern manages the Charity Shop. The committee are responsible for the smooth running of the shop and the shop is manned mostly by our members who all do this on a voluntary basis.
Age Concern also manages the Community Vehicle; the Community Vehicle supports the elderly and our members with transport to and from appointments, outings along with supporting other clubs, groups, churches and societies including the Connaught Care Home and the Mignot Hospital.
How do I join?
To join Age Concern Alderney you just need to ring Barbara 07781 123637. She will enter you on the register and send you a membership form or use the one on this leaflet.
Does this cost?
Yes - The cost of membership is £10 per year. For your subscription you will receive a quarterly newsletter, vouchers, an invitation to any outings and all members are welcome to come along to the Social Centre on Wednesday afternoons at the Island Hall (1:45pm), access to the Community vehicle (offers transport to and from appointments).
Who do I pay?
Cheques should be made to Age Concern Alderney. The membership form and payment can be posted to or Hand Delivered to the Charity Shop, Victoria Street, marked Age Concern Membership on the envelope.
The AGM will usually be held on the 1st Wednesday of June annually.
Contact Barbara Benfield for further information on 07781 123637.