Topics of interest and places to go

 

THEATRE VISITS

Are any members interested in attending Wimbledon Theatre for matinee performances during 2022?

Members would make their own way to the theatre and have a choice between Stall or Circle seats.  £5 discount if 10 tickets are booked.

Please contact us if you are interested

2nd SATURDAY TEA

Why not join the 2nd Saturday Tea at the Friends Meeting House in Cedar Road, Sutton SM2 5DA.

The next gathering is on Saturday 12th March and Saturday 9th April between 2pm - 4pm.

Cynthia 020 8393 1383

NPC February / March Bulletin

Please read the National Pensioners Convention Bulletin for Febuary/March 2022

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL FOR 2022

Don't forget to renew your membership for 2022.

The individual membership will be maintained at £15 and joint membership at £25.00.

You can complete the membership form online from here

WHAT IS GIFT AID?

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a scheme run by the Government that enables charities to in-crease the value of donations made by reclaiming basic rate tax that has been paid on the gift At the moment we can claim 25p per £1 donated.
That means Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25% so you can give even more to the causes you care about. So, each time an eligible tax payer donates and forgets to tick the Gift Aid box, we as a charity miss out. Membership subscriptions paid to SSF are allowed to be treated as donation for Gift Aid purposes by HMRC and this is vey valuable to us as a charity as it increases the value of your subscription by 25%.
As long as you are paying UK income tax or Capital Gains Tax during the year you can tick the Gift Aid box on the Membership Form and it won’t cost you a penny more but it would allow us to increase the value of your subscription by 25%. So please, remember to tick the Gift Aid box. If circumstances change and you no longer pay tax it is important to let us know so we can amend our records.

NEO NATAL ST. HELIERS HOSPITAL

St. Heliers Hospital, Neo Natal are still grateful for your contributions of the knitted hats, blankets and garments.

There is wool available if you would like to contrubute, it can be collected at one of our monthly meetings.

Thank you

COMMUNITY ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Age UK services are available for every older person, online, at the end of the phone, and in the local community. They can open doors and give everyone a place to turn to.

If you would like information or advice from Age UK, you can see it from here

CLAIM PENSION CREDIT CALCULATOR

Pension Credit is a benefit to top up your State Pension if you have a low income.

It is worth applying, even if you are only eligible for a small amount as it is your passport to other entitlements. For example, free dental care, vouchers for glasses and help with your rent and/or council tax. You can see if you are eligible here, or call Pension Service on 0800 99 1234 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Let's Befriends - a short term befriending service for Sutton residents who are feeling lonely or isolated due to Covid. Telephone 020 8661 5900 for more information.

Bereavement Support Group - a new peer support group for Sutton residents who have lost loved ones to Covid. Phone number as above.

As well as Let's Befriends, they are also currently open for referrals for their long term, award -winning Sutton Befrienders project. Sutton Befrienders supports adults of all ages who have found themselves lonely or isolated. All three services are now open to self referrals.

COMMITTEE SECRETARY VACANCY

Regretfully, the Committee are saying goodbye to Joan Bridge, also a big thank you. Joan is waiting to retire as SSF Secretary after many years serving on the SSF Committee. 
To apply to replace Joan on the committee, please click here

SUTTON WINS CULTURE IMPACT AWARD

Sutton has won London's Cultural Impact Award. The Mayor announced the £200,000 prize, at an event at City Hall. The £200,000 funding will be used to stage six events across the borough, including a drone-filmed artistic event involving hundreds of Sutton residents, and an awe-inspiring light and laser show. The events will be themed around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). The events will tell London and the world how science, art and heritage inspire Sutton’s communi-ties and make our borough a great place to live, work and raise a family. Thanks to everyone who supported Sutton’s bid to be London Borough of Culture 2023. The support shows how much of an appetite there is in Sutton for an enhanced cultural programme.