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.

STOP PRESS Bid in our Secret Auction for an England shirt from the 2013/2014 Ashes series donated and signed by Kevin Pietersen - all you need to do is email your name, address, telephone number and the value of your bid to by 5pm Sunday 23 November. You can also place your bid in person at Blackheath Christmas Fair at Blackheath Halls on 23 November.

Friends News

Have You Bought Your Raffle Ticket Yet?

You have until 3 December to enter the Blackheath Christmas Fair Raffle! First prize - holiday house in the Gower, South Wales for one week. Other great prizes with Brian May, Nick Ferrari and Simon Heffer amongst the donors. Tickets £1 each. See the full prize list here.

We are collecting NOW for our Toy Sale!

We need your toys, children's books, games & jigsaws for our Toy Sale!  So if you and yours have some to donate, please take them to Age Exchange or Sainsbury's Lee Green (Customer Services desk) anytime during opening hours from NOW until Saturday 22 November.

New Friends of Age Exchange Christmas Card!

We are delighted to announce that the new Friends of Age Exchange Christmas Card will be on sale on the Cards for Good Causes stall at Blackheath Halls every Monday from 9.30am to 2pm and every Friday from 9.30am to 1pm (commencing Monday 3 November and finishing Monday 15 December). 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! 

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

Sun 23rd November - 10.30 am to 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm)
The Blackheath Christmas Fair in aid of Age Exchange in the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls SE3 0RQ.
The Blackheath Christmas Fair in aid of Age Exchange in the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls SE3 0RQ.

After the success of the 2013 Fair which attracted around 2,000 visitors, Friends of Age Exchange are delighted that the 2014 Fair will move into the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls - and therefore will feature an increased number of stalls with a lot more space for visitors.  See the Christmas Fair page for full details.



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