Back to Ours, Shindig.
A Back To Ours Shindig. Photo Credit: Rebecca Robinson.

Summer Shindig announced to combat loneliness amongst Hull’s over 65s

Following a successful national fundraising Big Give campaign earlier this year, Hull-based arts organisation Back to Ours has announced the first of many ‘Shindig’ events, aimed at bringing joy, connection and a bit of magic to Hull’s elderly residents.

Thanks to the generosity of the Hull community, Back to Ours’ first attempt at raising funds through public donations saw them surpass the £5,000 target.

These funds will be used to create vibrant and memorable experiences for over 65s in the city, combating social isolation and encouraging physical and emotional wellbeing.

Louise Yates, artistic director and CEO OF Back to Ours, said: “Our fabulous Shindigs not only offer a great time but also foster connections and a sense of community.

“By supporting our Big Give campaign back in March, those who generously donated have directly contributed to enhancing the wellbeing of Hull’s most vulnerable older residents.”

The first funded Shindig event takes place as part of Loneliness Awareness Week, 10 – 16 June 2024. A global campaign that aims to empower and encourage everyone to make connections.

Back to Ours’ Summer Shindig will take place on Thursday 13 June 2024, 12 noon – 3pm, at Edinburgh Street Community Centre.

The Shindig event, made possible by the generosity of the local community, as well as The National Lottery Know Your Neighbourhood Fund, promises an afternoon of music, dancing, entertainment, sweet treats, bottomless brews and sparkling conversations, ensuring attendees have a fantastic time while building magical memories and connections.

Visit the Back to Ours website to find out more and how to book tickets.

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