Bracknell-based company Redwood Technologies was delighted to continue its support of the local community by sponsoring involve’s annual Befrienders Christmas party.
Held at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Crowthorne, the event saw over 60 people enjoy sandwiches, mince pies and good company in an effort to address the issue of social isolation, which can become more prevalent over the Christmas period. The event saw local handbell ringers The Crowthorne Chimes perform a medley of classic Christmas songs and share a few humorous readings on the festive season. Volunteer staff from Redwood Technologies also attended the event and spent time socialising with guests.
involve is a charity that provides central support for a range of voluntary community organisations in Bracknell Forest. The befriending service sets up isolated members of the community with amicable volunteers. Since it was founded in 2009, the scheme has helped around 300 people to connect with their community and make new friends.
The event was the first of two Christmas parties run by involve, with the next event taking place on Tuesday 20th December at the Capitol Building in Bracknell.
Martin Taylor, CMO of Redwood Technologies, commented:
“It’s always fantastic to see the great work that involve is carrying out in our local area. We’re pleased to see our donation go to an event that brings such joy to so many people’s lives over the festive period. I know a lot of local people look forward to involve's Christmas events and, in this technological age, it’s more important than ever to remember the value of spending quality time with others.”
To take part in the befriending scheme, whether as a volunteer or befriendee, visit involve’s website here.