Gig Buddies Blog

These are our insights into social life and work in our community
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 [...]
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 [...]
11 January 2022

Gig Buddies Newsletter Jan-Feb 2022

We hope you had a good Christmas and managed to stay well. We’ve returned following the break and have a range of exciting activities planned […]

15 November 2021

Interview with Storm and Thunder Member, Chris Love

This year we are celebrating a whole 10 years of Stay Up Late! As part of this we decided to have a rebrand of the […]