Friends of Age Exchange

Welcome to the Friends of Age Exchange.  We support the work of Age Exchange, a charity based in Blackheath, south-east London, by raising income through membership subscriptions and fund-raising events as well as by raising awareness of the charity’s work. Age Exchange is the UK's leading reminiscence charity using memories and arts to bring people together, to make their lives better, to learn from and value each other and to build stronger families and communities.  It provides training to help NHS staff transform the treatment of older people, particularly Alzheimers's and dementia sufferers. The charity also hosts and runs Blackheath Village Library - a branch of the Lewisham public library service.


Friends News

Hear the international violinist Simon Standage play in support of Age Exchange

We are excited and grateful that Simon Standage and friends will be giving a concert at 7.30pm on  Saturday 14 March 2015  at St Margaret's Church - an opportunity not to be missed. More details on the Events page.

New Friends of Age Exchange Christmas Card

The new Friends of Age Exchange Christmas Card is now on sale in the Age Exchange cafe. They are selling like hot cakes so buy soon! The card, featuring an endearing elephant, has been designed by Friends Committee member, Fiona Bell-Currie, who has generously donated her design in support of Age Exchange.  Thank you, Fiona. 

Blackheath Christmas Fair Raffle

Congratulations to the lucky holders of the winning tickets in the Blackheath Christmas Fair Raffle drawn at Blackheath Village Day.

Ist prize - One week's holiday accommodation in Gower South Wales (donated by V Beynon) 2253, 2nd prize - Arise News TV studio visit (donated & hosted by lead anchor David Glencorse) 1673, 3rd prize - £100 cash 2301.  Other prizes:  Two course meal with Prosecco for 2 (donated by Locale Restaurant Blackheath) 2836, Afternoon tea for 2 with a glass of wine (donated by Cafe Rouge Blackheath) 0809, Afternoon tea & scones for 4 (donated by Montpeliers Blackheath) 1389, Diabileries (signed and donated by Brian May) 2430, High Minds by Simon Heffer (donated and signed by the author) 2213,  Massage treatment voucher (donated by Julia Anastasiou) 2776, Treatment voucher (donated by Julie Lewis of Blackheath Osteopathy) 2340, The World and London according to Nick Ferrari (signed and donated by the author) 0482, Annual membership for 2 (donated by Greenwich Picturehouse) 3380, Terraillon Cafe 5 Electronic Kitchen Scales (donated by Cookery Nook) 3028, Walking Stick (donated by Raffles) 3016, Costume Jewellery (donated by Penny McDonald) 2456, Russin wooden gift box (donated by Nick Ferrari) 1113, Tiffany Goodall's First Flat Cookbook (donated by Gillian Gadsby) 3410, Camping Light (donated by Viking Express) 0472, Tapestry Kit 0760, V&A Perpetual Diary 3531.  


Joining the Friends

We are keen to attract new members to the Friends group to help support the valuable work of Age Exchange. Please click on the links above to either join online or to download a form.

If you would like to find out more about the Friends of Age Exchange before joining up, please contact us on and we will be in touch soon.

Next event

Sat 10th January - 10am to 4pm
Book Sale
Book Sale

Bakehouse Bookshop @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Bakehouse Bookshop open from 10am to 4pm for many exciting bargains. We hold a Book Sale on the second Saturday of each month except August and December so do put the dates in your diary now. Do come and browse!

The Bakehouse Bookshop can be reached directly from Bennett Park (turn first left as you come from the Village) or through the garden at the back of Age Exchange (go through the garden gate and turn left).

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