Learn a new skill for free!

To encourage older people to stay active and pursue their interests, Royal Voluntary Service have created GrandFest. This is a celebration of skills that older people can pass on to younger generations.

Over the years, RVS have brought together GrandMakers; a team of people over the age of 60 who have a traditional skill they enjoy sharing with others. These GrandMakers present masterclasses to small groups at their GrandFest events. Past masterclasses have included jam-making, crochet, basket weaving, dancing, bread making and woodworking.

The main GrandFest event will be at Spitalfields in London on Sunday 18th June. To book tickets for the event visit www.grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk. All masterclasses are free but an optional donation of £5 is welcome to help raise money for the charity.

Royal Voluntary Service is Cosyfeet’s charity of the year. We are raising money to help fund the important work they do to improve the lives of older people across Britain, helping them stay active, independent and socially connected.