Monthly Wellbeing Event
We are now holding drop in wellbeing events at Queen Mary Hall on at Cambridge Gardens on the first Tuesday of the month alongside the Tuesday Club at CREst.
Many local service providers attend these events: Mind in Kingston, SPEAR, Health Checks, Superhighways, Podiatry, Specsavers, Digital Inclusion Services, Kick It (Smoking Cessation), RBK Benefits Team, Full Cycle Community Project, Kingston Cycling Network, Samaritans, Kingston Adult Education, Kingston Wellbeing Services and the Vaccination team as well as some of the RBKares team. Other services available include fuel vouchers, and RBKares are delighted to have become a Hey Girl donation partner. In May we were joined by the Specsavers team, who saw 20 clients and provided 19 of them with glasses, making a huge difference to their daily lives.
On August 3rd, thanks to a grant from The Brothers Trust, we will be able to offer the first of four dental care sessions to some of the most vulnerable people in our community, courtesy of Dentaid Dental Charity. This is a wonderful addition to the event as poor dental care and pain have a significant impact on physical and mental health.
Refugee Sewing Group
We are running a weekly transformational community sewing group for refugees, giving them the chance to use our machines to make items to personalise their rooms, make clothes and make Econocooker bags which assist in cooking hot meals in challenging circumstances. We are hoping to exhibit their work during summer 2023.
Baked goods and scrubs for Kingston Hospital
RBKares delivers baked goodies each week to sustain morale among Kingston hospital workers. We are always looking for more contributions – please get in touch using our Contact Form.
Although the desperate need for scrubs to be sewn during Covid has largely passed, RBKares and the Kingston Sewing Angels continue to provide scrubs on an ad hoc basis for specific identifiable teams at Kingston Hospital, such as the chaplaincy team.
To help with anxiety among children, RBKares has supplied 50 kindness bags to CAMHS containing art suppliers, fidget toys and other goodies.
Similar bags have previously been distributed among young carers, Macmillan nurses, staff at Tolworth Hospital and other impacted individuals.
Fidget Mat Sewing Group
A group of Kingston residents meets once a fortnight to enjoy one another’s company and support while making items for RBKares’ charitable programmes. Past projects include fidget mats for care homes, mini fidget squares for schools and other youth environments, worry worms for the kindness bags, and blankets, scarves and hats for the Winter Warmer Project.
If you’d like to get involved please go to our Contact page.
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