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

Alexandra Palace: The Regeneration Project - a talk by Isobel Aptaker, Learning Officer, Alexandra Palace

In March, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £18.8m to support the Regeneration Project at Alexandra Palace.  As part of our regular Friends Fridays programme, we are delighted that Isobel will be telling us about the History of Ally Pally and the plans to restore the venue's most significant historic spaces.  See Events for more details.

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 left 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

Fri 10th July - Departure 9am, return approx 6.30pm
Summer Garden Outing to Sissinghurst Castle & Great Dixter
Summer Garden Outing to Sissinghurst Castle & Great Dixter


9.00am  Coach leaves from Blackheath Village

10.15 Arrival at Sissinghurst Castle - coffee

11.00 Garden entrance & castle

Lunch at own leisure - cafe or bring a picnic

1.30pm Coach departure from Sissinghurst

2.15 Arrival at Great Dixter - tour of house & garden

5.30 Coach departure for return to Blackheath

Cost: Friends & Volunteers of Age Exchange £35/Others £40 (reduced to £25/£30 for National Trust members). This includes entrance fees, travel costs & tip for driver. 

To reserve a place, send name & telephone number stating the number of places required by email, or post to Marion Kimberley, Friends of Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village SE3 9LA or sign up at Friends Friday on 15 May.  You will be contacted for payment to confirm your place.

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