Volunteer for the Ageing Well Festival!


This year’s Ageing Well Festival is taking place a week on Saturday, 10am-5pm at the Riviera Centre in Torquay, so if you’d like to help out behind the scenes and volunteer at this huge celebration for over 50’s in Torbay, read on, as they need lots of volunteers to help ensure this year’s festival runs smoothly.

They need volunteers to:

• Help with festival prep in the days leading up to the festival
• Help set up on the Friday 18th October
• A group to welcome festival attendees and ensure everyone completes entrance info
• Help performers and speakers to arrive and set up
• Help with marshalling in the car parks
• Help with pack down
• Befrienders
• Room host

Times they need volunteers to be available for:

• Festival Prep: w/c 14th October 10am-4pm
• Set up at venue: Friday 18th October, 10am-6pm
• Event: Saturday 19th October, 8am-7pm.

If you’d like to become a volunteer, please use their online form available at the following link to apply: https://ageingwelltorbay.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b84fca88864ba7a1d240c45d7&id=b391e06416&e=50c99de599

If you have any queries, please reply to ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk, or phone Torbay Community Development Trust on 01803 212638.

For more information about the festival itself, visit: www.ageingwelltorbay.com/awf19


Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!