Paul Richards

17 June 2022

Sports Buddies 1st birthday

Sports Buddies 1st birthday Our Active Socials, for people waiting for a buddy or matched pairs, have been running all year.  We’ve had lots of [...]
2 June 2022

We’ve won the Queen’s Award

We've won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service(the MBE for charities and community groups) We’ve had some amazing news today we’ve been recognized by the [...]
27 May 2022

Paul awarded a Points of Light award by the Prime Minister

Paul awarded a Points of Light award by the Prime Minister Paul, our founder, was thrilled to hear that he'd been recognised as a 'Point [...]
23 May 2022

How Gig Buddies got started

I often get asked how Gig Buddies came about and it came from a conversation we were having with our newly formed board of trustees [...]
13 April 2022

Small steps can make massive changes

Small steps can make massive changes We've heard some amazing stories from our buddies who've been invited to their volunteer's weddings, gone to Glastonbury Festival [...]
22 March 2022

Shannara  – Stay Up Late Ambassador and Public Living Room Volunteer

Shannara has been a Gig Buddy for 5 years and here he tells his story about the other things he is now involved with in [...]
18 February 2022

Oh wow! Me on TV! Daniel’s blog about Gig Buddies on The One Show

Gig Buddies featured on BBC’s The One Show

3 February 2022

Looking back at Gig Buddies in  lockdown and looking forward

Looking back at Gig Buddies in  lockdown and looking forward It was truly impressive to see how our team here at the charity reacted to [...]
28 September 2021

Sharing Gig Buddies – How we share it and what we’ve learned

Sharing Gig Buddies How we share it and what we’ve learned We started our Gig Buddies project in Brighton and Hove over 8 ½ years [...]
31 August 2021

September newsletter

Hi Gig and Sports Buddies Welcome to our latest Newsletter. We’re going back to bringing them out every 2 months so this has everything you […]

26 August 2021

Sports Buddies launches

Sports Buddies launches Thank you to everyone who came to the launch of our new Sports Buddies project. Sports Buddies is all about getting active [...]
4 March 2021

Our roadmap out of lockdown

Our roadmap out of lockdown Following the government's announcement about the lifting of lockdown restrictions we thought it would be helpful to look at what [...]