Irish Network Stevenage (INS)

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‘HERE TO SUPPORT THE OLDER COMMUNITY IN STEVENAGE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS’

Hello and welcome to the home of the Irish Network Stevenage (INS).

We are a local charity based in Bedwell, in Stevenage and our remit is to serve the older community in Stevenage, by providing various social and exercise activities to help maintain an active lifestyle for both body and mind. The majority of the activities take place in the Bedwell Community Centre.

The activities provided by the INS are run by volunteers and to take part you can become a member for a minimal annual fee. There is a small charge for most of the activities although non-members can join in, space permitting, at an additional cost. Apart from the daily activities, events such as celebratory lunches are held, St. Patricks Day and Christmas lunches plus outings.

We produce a monthly Newsletter which has news, a calendar of events and a description of the activities. This can be found here, May 2024 Newsletter

To find out more about INS, please take a look at our General Newsletter

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If you are interested in becoming a member of the INS, please use any of the contact details provided on this site, we would love to hear from you.


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CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Our Care in the Community project provides an outreach service to the older more vulnerable members of the community.

SOCIAL & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

The aim of our social activities is to have fun! We provide various activities to keep members socially active and mentally stimulated.

THE CHRISTMAS CLUB

Our Christmas Club is a traditional Savings Club that pays out in November. Started in 2015 and managed by Lloyds Bank.

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Awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019


Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Trustees and volunteers we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. We were one of only 281 groups to receive the prestigious award this year. Luke Donovan, Chair, said “we are so delighted and honored to receive such a prestigious award. Our volunteers work tirelessly to support the most vulnerable members of our community, and to have such high recognition is a testament to how important charities like INS are.



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