Centrus Communities supports the Festival at the Hoptons Almshouses at the Blackfriars Settlement
On the 14th June 2019, a group of volunteers from Centrus in London spent the day at The Blackfriars Settlement through the support of HandsOn London.
Blackfriars Settlement has been a registered charity for over 130 years, helping to support the most vulnerable in the community.
On the day the volunteers helped deliver an outdoor festival for local residents and for some members of the Crusoe Club. The Crusoe Club offers a welcome to all who are aged 50 or over and living with a sight impairment. The club prides itself in creating a warm atmosphere where friends can meet and new friends made.
The Centrus team helped prepare the food, the venue and then serving drinks and sandwiches when the guests arrived. We learned how much social interaction, music and friendly faces make a positive difference for residents.
We live up to our values of contributing to the communities around us and we were delighted that this event gave us the opportunity to give something back.