For the 2015 Charity Event LSKC sponsored...
LSKC decided to support a local Lewisham charity and raise money for them by doing a sponsored karate event.
This event took place on Sunday 5th July and involved 2 hours of intense karate training. The charity
we supported this year was Deptford Action Group for the Elderly (DAGE).
LSKC managed to raise £1530!
Who are DAGE?
DAGE combats social isolation for local pensioners through a daily pop-in facility for social contact and support,
and an advice and information service. DAGE provides valuable volunteering opportunities for both young and older people
of all communities to aid social inclusion, promote citizenship and improve the quality of life for its beneficiaries.
They complement the work of specialist agencies by signposting its users for specific advice.
On a monthly basis they host free sight-testing introductions by NHS opticians, the Pension Service who give advice
on benefits, and police crime prevention surgeries. On a quarterly basis the London Fire Brigade advises on free
smoke alarms and home safety checks, and the local NHS provide health promotion.
DAGE is driven by a regular team of 25 volunteers and roles include those performed by recently retired older people,
discovering they can make a very real difference by befriending older users to DAGE's pop-in. These older users will typically
be74 years of age and upwards, bereaved and living on their own, and without the support of immediate family and friends.
Without DAGE's volunteers, they would become increasingly socially isolated and less
readily receptive to help,which can aid their continued independence.
Thank-you very much to everyone who took part and helped us to raise this sum.