Gig Buddies Blog

These are our insights into social life and work in our community
Two people dancing together on a dance floor with other people around them.
4 January 2023

Volunteer as a Gig Buddy

Volunteer as a Gig Buddy At this time of year, many of us start thinking about different ways to spend our time, try something new [...]
Two Gig Buddies sitting down smiling, one with arm around the other
25 November 2022

New Gig Buddies matches

Our latest Gig Buddies matches We're celebrating some new Gig Buddies matches. Welcome to new buddies Ryan and Asa! Wide ranging musical tastes means they [...]
Two Gig Buddies using laptop and DJ equipment
13 November 2022

Chris and Jay – getting ‘The Spaceship’ ready for launch

Sharing a love of DJing Chris and Jay talk about their friendship Chris has DJ'd regularly at many club nights for people with learning disabilities [...]
28 September 2022

Roger and Tash Sports Buddies

Roger and Tash Sports Buddies   Covid impact on Roger  Before Covid, Roger said he had been very active and in his younger days in [...]
2 August 2022

August/September newsletter 2022

Our latest newsletter with news of exciting news and activities. Stay cool in this heat, grab a cold drink and read on... August/September newsletter 2022
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 [...]
31 May 2022

Newsletter June/ July 2022

Hi Gig Buddies, Welcome to our latest newsletter for June and July. Summer is finally here! Let’s hope we get some sunshine and hot weather. […]

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 [...]