Doris will be missed by us all

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Doris, one of our treasured Silver Listeners . Doris died from Covid-19 on Saturday7th November following a very brief stay in hospital . Doris is one of the stars of our video and also the author of the Silver Stories poem both of which…

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Silver Stories recognised as a Points Of Light winner by 10 Downing Street

The Prime Minister’s Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Elisabeth and David Carney-Haworth, from Cornwall, are the founders of Silver Stories, bridging the intergenerational gap and tackling loneliness, helping children learn to read by reading to the elderly. In a personal letter to…

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Silver Stories featured on BBC Spotlight

Silver Stories had an extensive feature on BBC Spotlight. The film showed 89 year old Betty Glanville being read Two Baby Elephants by a young Silver Reader and Joe Plant being read a poem. Silver Stories was set up four years ago and is now being launched nationwide. Dame Esther Rantzen also featured to highlight…

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Channel 5 short film about Silver Stories

“Hello, my name is Robert” The magic of Silver Stories was shared recently when Channel 5 created a short piece about our work. The report features Doris, one of our Silver Listeners and Robert, a 6 year old child who is a Silver Reader. Both express their joy in taking part in Silver Stories and…

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‘Silver Stories’ by Esther Rantzen

‘Silver Stories’ – Dame Esther Rantzen in The Telegraph We live in a divided nation. For once I am not lambasting politicians for this. Because I can’t blame them for the divide which I believe causes damaging pain, the gulf between generations.  The fact is even the oldest and the youngest need each other. Documentaries…

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Children befriending the old & lonely in nationwide first

Young children are helping the elderly and vulnerable cope with loneliness in a ground-breaking initiative here in the South West. In a nationwide first, six and seven year olds from Torpoint Nursery and Infant School call local pensioners under supervision, have a chat with them and then read them a short story or poem. When…

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