Four of the many faces of Bob Evans, who is retiring from the front desk at Linden Grove. After 35 years away, Bob Evans is leaving his flat in Camberwell and his job as front desk, friend to all, and jack-of-all-trades at Linden Grove and going back to the land of his fathers in the […]
Kairos Community Trust has been named Charity of the Year by Community Southwark at this year’s Southwark Stars awards. This annual event celebrates those who take the time to volunteer to support others, so making Southwark a better place. Last Friday evening, Councillor Rebecca Lury, deputy leader of Southwark Council and Cabinet Member for Culture, […]
What does it take to sit behind the front desk at Linden Grove? To be gate-keeper and receptionist, all the while fielding a constant stream of random enquiries from residents and staff? In Miriam Kilpatrick’s case, it’s a BA in fine art and an ambition to train as an art therapist. She’s been volunteering at […]
There’s really nothing that Kairos, Google and a good friend can’t accomplish together, as Dave Newman found when he started looking for sheltered housing for his old house-mate, Michael… “Michael and I had lived in the same Kairos house (Gabriel Street) in south London for 10 years, so when director Mossie Lyons asked if I […]
Congratulations to Sam Chapman for her award of a Southwark Star, in recognition of more than 100 hours volunteering in the London borough of Southwark for Kairos Community Trust. She received her award at a ceremony hosted by Dora Dixon-Fyle, Mayor of Southwark, last Thursday evening. ”I am delighted that Sam’s valuable volunteering work with […]
“Good morning, Kairos Linden Grove. Angie speaking…” From behind the front desk at the community detox hostel in Linden Grove, Angela Kirby reflects on her first four months as a Kairos volunteer. “Okay, so I have been asked to write a bit about volunteering but what do I actually do as a volunteer? Sometimes I’m […]
Congratulations to all Kairos students who have completed courses and passed exams this year. Newly qualified Kairos staff and volunteers include: Martin Flaherty – fire marshal, first aid, safe handling of medicine and NLP certificate in listening skills; Vincent Mahe – certificate in Facilitating of Therapy Groups; Keith Muir – basic food and hygiene and […]
Our congratulations and best wishes to Bob and Susan on their marriage. The wedding ceremony on Friday was attended by their families and friends from Wales, Manchester – and Kairos Community. Bob is one of our best-loved and longest-serving volunteers and we are delighted to welcome Susan to Kairos and south London.