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Helping Guernsey Islanders stay healthy, happy and active

Another great year helping local people in Guernsey – see our highlights from working with the Guernsey Community Foundation here: Milly’s Foundation: A grant to Milly’s Foundation has enabled volunteers, carers and caregivers in Alderney to receive free professional Dementia Awareness training. Milly’s Foundation was set up to develop Dementia services for Alderney residents in […]

Supporting older people in Suffolk

See some of our highlights from the past year working with Suffolk Community Foundation to help local residents stay active, happy and healthy. Age UK – a grant of £9,000 towards the cost of recruiting a Dementia Community Development Officer for West Suffolk. Age UK reviewed the objectives for the new role so that the […]

Supporting older people in Surrey

Over the past year we have made a number of grants in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey to support older isolated people to stay active feel included see some of our highlights below: £1,500.00 to The Lightbox in Woking to fund more frequent ‘Conversations in the Gallery’ sessions for older people Marilyn Scott, […]

Over £19,000 awarded to Bailiwick charities working with older people

The first round of the Pargiter Trust Grants with the Guernsey Community Foundation has seen more than £19,000 awarded to Bailiwick charities working with elderly people. Five recipients were awarded grants: Milly’s Foundation, Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association, Carers Coming Together, Eldad Elim Church and the Guernsey Arts Commission. Milly’s Foundation is a new registered […]

Men in Sheds

In July 2014 several trustees arranged a visit with Age UK Surrey to Men in Sheds. This project brings together older, isolated men to bond over practical activities such as woodwork, metalwork and furniture restoration. The trustees were hugely impressed by the high standard of projects underway and excellent workshop facilities on show. Chair of […]

Clockhouse Center

A grant to the Milford and Villages Day Centre (known as The Clockhouse) supported the center’s ‘Extend’ chair-based exercise classes. The Clockhouse provides a friendly and safe environment for older residents of Milford and surrounding villages, to join in a range of activities, and provide respite for their carers. These classes aim to improve co-ordination, […]

Meeting Point at St Mary Oatlands

A grant in October 2013 funded a group outing for 50 Members of Meeting Point to see ‘Fallen Angels’ – a Noel Coward comedy this January. “Everyone at Meeting Point is extremely grateful to the Pargiter Trust Fund. Thanks to the grant, a large group enjoyed a very special day out”. The trip was fully […]

Walking Football

In April 2013 we supported the development of a Walking Football Club in association with Age UK Surrey and Woking Football Club. The project has given older people a route back into the game they love, as well as reducing isolation and increasing happiness.   Participants have said: “I went to the first session and […]

Nesta Ageing Well Challenge Prize

In 2013 the Trustees were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Nesta helping support older people through the “Ageing Well Challenge Prize.” This incredibly exciting initiative promotes new opportunities for communities to come together with new radical approaches to help older people live well. Five finalists were selected and awarded £10,000 to set […]