A group of Worth pupils has been helping to run exercise classes for elderly people as part of a newly-formed partnership between Worth School and local care charity Befriended.
Since 2017 Befriended has sought to make a difference in the lives of elderly people living in isolation in Mid Sussex and Worth is delighted to be able to support them in their vital work. The charity has launched many initiatives, one of which is the regular exercise classes which Worth pupils have been volunteering to support, spending time chatting with elderly people over a cup of tea and in doing so helping to ease the terrible fear of loneliness.
Following the latest visit by Worth pupils Gail Millar, CEO of Befriended, said: “We had a wonderful afternoon at Befriended Balance today with the Worth students. They are so delightful and are fully engaging with the exercises and with the elderly people. The elderly people really enjoy them coming each week.”
Worth is also supporting another of the charity’s Acts of Kindness initiatives – ‘Befriended Blankets’. The project is in response to the large number of elderly people who are in fear of being unable to heat their homes in the current cost-of-living crisis. The aim is to raise at least £5,000 to buy 200 thermal blankets which we hope will provide some solace in these difficult times.
If you feel that you can help us in our mission please visit Befriended’s Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/befriended