TANDEM SOCIAL GROUP
In addition to our individual partnerships, some of our befriendees and befrienders participate in a weekly social group that carries out a range of local activities.
Tandem's weekly social group is invaluable for those waiting for a partnership, and those whose partnership has ended but who appreciate some continuing support. The focus on an activity, a museum visit or walk along the river allows people to interact with others in a supportive environment, and the group also offers new volunteers an introduction to Tandem’s work.
Here is an example on what the group did in one month:
Visit to the Four Candles Pub, Oxford
The Four Candles takes its name from The Two Ronnies' sketch of the same name (Four Candles-Four Forks). Ronnie Baker went to school nearby. An outing here gives the group the chance to catch up and share some social time together.
Ten Pin Bowling
This is a popular Social Group activity, and there is also the chance to enjoy some refreshments together.
A visit to the Ashmolean
The Social Group enjoyed a visit to see the popular Last Supper in Pompeii exhibition, and were shown round by a very helpful staff member.
A walk to Iffley Lock
The group walked along the river, spotting a heron, and then had a coffee together.