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Could you BeFriend someone?


   Building equality, confidence an opportunity for people with learning difficulties since 1967
Church House
Redwell Street
Tel: (01603) 618029

16th November 2009
 ‘It’s fun; I wouldn’t keep doing it if it wasn’t fun! We go out and we laugh’
 BeFriends is a local project which enables adults with a learning difficulty to enjoy social activities in the community with the support of a volunteer. It is a project of BUILD, a registered charity established in 1967 and an independent voluntary organisation whose services are aimed at building equality, confidence and opportunity for people with learning difficulties
BeFriends members and volunteers are matched in a one-to-one partnership according to their interests, hobbies and personalities and it is very important that they have fun together! Activities could include going to the pub, bowling, the cinema, chatting over a coffee, the theatre, going shopping or whatever the partners agree they wish to do together. All this AND we cover volunteers’ expenses! Befriends also hold group activities and social gatherings such as the BUILD annual party and Summer BBQ
BeFriends is already operating very successfully in Norwich and North Norfolk and we are keen to expand our service. We are currently looking for adult volunteers within Great Yarmouth and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, finding out more about BeFriends or using the service then please contact Robin Dawes or Sallyann Medler on 01603 618029
Or you can write to: BeFriends at BUILD, Church House, Redwell Street, Norwich, NR2 4SN
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We look forward to hearing from you!