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Signpost 7 (1 June)

Welcome to the latest edition of Signpost. This week you can learn how to paint with watercolours with our volunteer Jacqui or even watch a virtual concert from Redmaids' High School, amongst other ideas to brighten your week.

Welcome to our newest issue of Signpost. Over the last few months we have been providing ideas and suggestions for things to keep you entertained during the current pandemic. The first week of June is Volunteers' Week and each year St. Monica Trust celebrates the contribution of volunteers to our sites, our residents and the Trust in general. Some of our suggested links in this week's Signpost have been produced by some of our fantastic volunteers. Thank you!

During this week The Beatles released the iconic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 1967, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 and in 1970 Harold Wilson was hit in the face by an egg thrown by a demonstrator.



  • Are you missing volunteering during this time? The United Nations Volunteering Programme is looking for people to volunteer from their own homes to help with projects, translations and grant writing across the world. You can find out more here.



  • Some of the volunteers from Redmaids’ High School have produced a virtual concert especially for the St. Monica Trust that you can enjoy here.


  • The Babbers is a radio show on Bristol’s Ujima Radio 98FM. It is run for and by local older people who want to make their voices heard. The show presents a positive description of ageing and challenges stereotypes. You can tune in on an FM radio, listen online here and can listen to previous episodes here.


Thank you for exploring our suggestions. We hope you have enjoyed them. Please get in touch through our email and let us know how we are doing.