Thanks to support from the Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grant, we are excited to launch a brilliant new initiative within our award-winning volunteering programme to tackle social isolation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The last year has been particularly tough for disabled children and families with many support services paused, cancelled or inaccessible. We also know first-hand how the pandemic has further isolated the over-55s and disabled families, many of whom have been shielding for the last year. As we move towards a tentative ‘return to normal’, Flamingo Chicks will be stepping up our volunteering programme to tackle rising isolation and support the physical and mental health of our growing volunteer community, while continuing to meet rising demand for our inclusive dance programmes.
Intergenerational volunteering has always been a cornerstone of Flamingo Chicks, and we are both proud and excited to see the programme develop in the wake of the pandemic to find new, meaningful and accessible volunteering opportunities for over-55s within Bristol and the surrounding region.
Volunteers are crucial to the delivery of our work supporting disabled children and families, enabling Flamingo Chicks to keep our inclusive dance classes and workshops running and thriving. If you’d like to hear more about our volunteering programme and its latest projects, get in touch with our volunteer manager, Bethan, for more information.
Thank you to the Quartet Community Foundation and Brian and Katie Lovering Family Fund for funding this project.