Gig Buddies Blog

These are our insights into social life and work in our community
5 November 2018

Storm and Thunder team meeting minutes – 31st October 2018

Click here to read this months storm and thunder team meeting notes. It was Halloween and a new member dropped by to say hello, as […]

1 November 2018

Jay and Bradley, buddies of 3 years – our Hip-Hop Duo!

(Jay , Bradley and The Cut Chemist at Concorde 2) Me & Bradley have been Gig Buddies for 3 years now. It’s something we both […]

31 October 2018

Gig Buddies newsletter November – December 2018

Here is our November and December newsletter In this edition you will find…… A blog from Victoria about working at Stay Up Late Socials we […]

23 October 2018

Blue Badges and how To Avoid Parking Fines!

Here’s a quick note to give some guidance on where you can and can’t park in Sussex when you’re out and about with your Gig […]

15 October 2018

‘Hate Crime Awareness Week’ – What you can do to stamp out hate!

Its hate crime awareness week and here at Stay Up Late we hear all too often, first hand, accounts of disability hate crime. How it […]

10 October 2018

Eat, Sleep, Gig, Repeat! For World Mental Health day.

At the heart of gig buddies core values is our desire to make people’s lives better. We believe socialising and connecting with others can really […]

21 September 2018

Gig Buddies newsletter September – October 2018

Here is our September and October newsletter In this edition you will find…… Advice to new volunteers from Victoria our Quality Checker at Gig Buddies […]

17 August 2018

New volunteers ask Victoria questions about Gig Buddies

Victoria, our Quality Checker at Gig Buddies,  co-faciliates volunteer training for new volunteer buddies. Her experience and knowledge is very valuable and she often gets […]

30 June 2018

Social franchising – what we’ve learned from Gig Buddies in a Box

And our top tips from what we’ve learned so far This is an article first shared on our main Stay Up Late website looking at […]

6 June 2018

Celebrating volunteers week

This week, along with thousands of other organisations across the UK, we’re celebrating Volunteers Week to show our appreciation for the work of growing band […]

24 May 2018

Volunteer Survey Feedback

As the Gig Buddies project grows bigger and as the demand for our work increases we do not have the capacity to see every volunteer […]

17 May 2018

De-stigmatising disabilities over dinner.

Last week the some East Sussex Gig Buddies went to Bill’s Restaurant for dinner. There were a few new faces amongst the crowd and one […]