"On behalf of my aunt and our family, we would like to thank everyone at FiSH for the kindness you have shown, including the delicious cream teas, since you came into contact with my aunt a few years ago. We wish FiSH all the best with its wonderful work in the years ahead."
"Thank you all for the superb Christmas dinner. Born at the beginning of World War II, I was sent away to boarding school aged 3-11 years - so birthdays and some Christmases were non-existent. Surely, FiSH have made up for that period in my life!"
"Special thanks to all the cream tea ladies who brightened our days many times this year!"
"Thank you so much for being there when I have needed you."
"Without FiSH my lonely life would be without joy and without meaning; am hugely grateful for everything you do. "
"Thank you for all your help and support in these difficult times for everyone! It’s so comforting to know that in my hour of need you are there for me! The work you are doing is priceless and brightens many peoples lives!"
"I am, yet again, very grateful for your help. I wish there was a similar organisation in Swindon where my brother lives!"
"Thank you FiSH for everything... I could not have survived this difficult period [of illness] without the love and care of FiSH in so many ways."
"You are such a wonderful group of generous and thoughtful people and I shall never be able to thank you enough. Keep well, in good health because people like you are the ones that transform life."
"I do think FiSH is a wonderful organisation and have been frequently amazed at all it achieves and does for the community. Almost all my friends in Sheen had something to do with it, either as a receiver or as a giver, or both. At Christmas I was a recipient of one of the gift bags and was enchanted by its contents and the care that went into it - many thanks to those kind people who put it together so thoughtfully."
"I receive your cream teas with delight and anticipation – mouth watering before even opening my bag. What a marvellous idea and so looked forward to – obviously everything that FiSH do is with distinction and flare – unlike so many services for the ‘old’ where I feel the thought is - “it doesn’t matter, they are old and will not notice .” It just shows from the top notch box used, the sticky labels used to close it, the little paper bag of different patterns, the exciting napkins each week – I always wonder what my napkin could be, all popped into a stylish paper bag – not one little thought has escaped me, because the whole comes I can feel with love – and impeccable taste. And my letter comes to you all with my love an appreciation."
"So grateful to you for the services you provide to the elderly and how much you are helping my elderly mother at the moment. Thank you."
"I have not volunteered with you before, and was really struck by how grateful the lady I helped was. You are doing a great job matching people in need with those of us able to help. Thank you. I am proud to be part of this community effort."
" Well done for all your support of our elderly at this time."
"Many thanks for the trips, the talks, the Bridge, the board games and everything else!!"
"Many thanks to all at FiSH and all your volunteers for all the wonderful work that you do throughout the year – it’s very much appreciated and makes such a difference to my mum’s life."
"A big thank you for organising my transport to hospital. You are all stars at FiSH."
"I love attending MeetUpMondays in Sheen. I always feel so happy when I've been!"
"Thank you so much for all you do for us. What would we do without FiSH?"
"I just want to thank you for all your help during the last year. I have so much appreciated all the lifts to and from hospital and your volunteers have been such helpful and interesting people. Thank you!"
"Thank you for sorting our my aunt's front garden!"
"It is a pleasure to join in the monthly walks. Not only is the exercise healthy but the company is delightful."
"FiSH has made such a difference to my life. Many, many thanks for all your hard work!"
"Thank you so much for the enjoyable shopping trips made possible by the wonderful volunteers."
"FiSH is a wonderful service helping both those who give and those who receive and raising awareness and kindness of the whole community."
"It is a pleasure and privilege to help FiSH. I enjoy it and probably get more from it than I give."
"Thank you for letting me join the monthly walks - not only good exercise but also a history lesson on Richmond Park."
"With many grateful thanks for all the hard work you do to make our lives so much better!"
"Thank you for always being there when I need you. You've transformed my life."
"With my grateful thanks... especially to the one who arranges the Tuesday Talks. A wonderful organisation."
"Thank you for the wonderful trip to Sadler’s Wells, the Rambert Programme was fantastic. You all did a great job organising the trip a special thank you on my behalf to your volunteers they were so kind and understanding."
"Really enjoyed the AGM and Dance! Many many thanks for all your hard work to keep us so happy!"
"Thank you very much for helping our patient... she is overwhelmed with the support that she has had and feels positively buoyed up. She has renewed her commitment to try and change her life... I am most grateful to you for supporting her..."
"I want to thank you for helping and supporting me to organise my father's life from such a long distance. This arrangement allowed him to stay independent that bit longer than if he had been forced into a nursing home sooner. You have established an amazing organisation of volunteers and activities and we all owe you so much."
"I am very grateful for, and humbled by, the help, concern and caring of the volunteers who help me. Also to the volunteer to took me to the doctors; he was such a gentleman. You don't see many of them, only those I meet through FiSH!"
"Thank you to all your volunteers who have so kindly given up their time drive me to appointments over the past few months. I really appreciate their help as now, without my car, and unable to walk far, I find things very difficult."
"Life would be impossible if it were not for FiSH!"
"I am ringing to thank FiSH for the volunteer who took me to the doctors. He was wonderful; very reassuring, sympathetic and helpful. I also want to thank my befriender who phones me as I really enjoy talking to her."
"Even a message on the phone makes me feel better as I know you are thinking of me."
"Thanks so much for keeping me sane this past year."
"Thanks to all the wonderful voluntary helpers at FiSH, without whom life would be very lonely."
"Your volunteer gardener was superb! I can now really enjoy sitting outside."
"Thank you to everyone at FiSH, without whose help and kindness my life would be much the poorer in quality. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!"
"Your phone calls and help stop me going downhill!"
"Thank you all for such a lovely Jubilee event. It was great fun, the centre looked perfect and the tea was wonderful. Carl's music was lovely. I look forward to the choir each week and thank you all for running it."
"I would just like to thank you all for the excellent and good work which you give to the community - it is so much appreciated as are the regular newsletters."
"Thank you for all you do for us so very generously, efficiently and kindly."
"Thanks to all at FiSH who have done such a fantastic job over the past year in keeping people connected, mobile and supplied with treats!"
"Thank you for all that you do. Barnes is a happier place because of FiSH."
"I can't thank your volunteer bakers enough - I will never forget what the cake and cream tea deliveries have meant during all these months of the pandemic!"
"I would just like to say again, how grateful I am to FISH for helping me and my daughter. We simply couldn’t have done the pandemic without you, and the volunteer you sent to us is completely amazing. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. It’s not just the practical, it’s the positive emotional impact of not feeling quite so alone and having FiSH’s support, truly meant the world."
"Words can't describe how appreciative and grateful I am to you for your patience and understanding without judgement or assumptions."
"I just want you to know how wonderful it was for me to go with FiSH to Isabella yesterday! I have not been out in a green space for years except one brief holiday where there was a garden. It was wonderful and the entire experience was great. It was my first time with the group and everyone was so amazing. I also LOVED the new Choir more than I can say. I have not had fun like that in... I don't know how long. My heartfelt thanks to you all!"
"Thank you for the pleasure you gave my father when attending your Tuesday Talks. He was always impressed by the quality and knowledge of the speakers. I'm also grateful for you getting him out of his room... and out into fresh air. FiSH is immensely valued by so many, including me!"
"You do an amazing job and how blessed we are to live in such a community."
"Thank you for all your amazing support for my mother. We can't thank you enough for the work that you do."
"We are so fortunate in having such an outstanding service in our neighbourhood."
"Thank you so much for your help and support. FiSH is a life line and has proved beyond doubt to be the excellent establishment that I already knew it was to the whole community. You shine."
"What an amazing job you do! Keep up the good work!"
"Thank you so much for listening to my mother... you truly gave her Friendship , Supported her Independence, and Helped . She was "FISHED" out of a situation that was concerning her..."
"Thank you for a super year of outings, transport, Retro Clubs etc. and for all your hard work. You all make such a difference to the lives of all of us that have come to know you!"
"I have always admired the work of FiSH and would like to say how much I enjoy the Lunch Club in Sheen. The food is delicious and I so admire your continuing hospitality and all the nice people to talk to!"
"With many thanks as always for so wonderfully caring for my wife."
"Thank you for all your care, help and support."
"It has been such a big help having FiSH support my mother and stepfather with adjusting to Barnes and coping with dementia, thank you so much!"
"I like coming to the Retro Cafe... it’s a friendly group and the conversation keeps my brain ticking over."
"Thank you for all the wonderful things you do and arrange for us! It is hugely appreciated."
"One of the best things I've done is volunteer with FiSH Neighbourhood Care - you get a lot out of it as well as the people who need the friendship and practical support on offer."
"Thank you for all your help and friendliness."
"Thank you, everyone for all the hard work and pleasure you give to people like my mother!"
"Thank you for your endless patience and good humour!"
"Thank you for all the amazing work you all do at FiSH to help our community. You make it a better place."
"Thank You, how can I say it? I left home feeling not well enough to come, I returned fitter than I have felt for a long time. It was the stimulation of doing something completely different. It was the kindness, good food, the organisation – we didn’t have to do anything. The river trip was beautiful."
"Just a few lines to thank everyone who helped to make the outing to the Denbies Wine Estate a very enjoyable day, especially the volunteers who were so very helpful in every way. It was greatly appreciated by me and I look forward to many more outings."
"I am ever so grateful for the support that FiSH has given me."
"Sheen Lane Health Centre appreciates all that FiSH do to help support some of our more vulnerable patients. Keep up the good work!"
"Thank you so much for arranging for my hedge to be cut. The volunteer who came was a delightful, kind and efficient person who did a first class job. I am most grateful..."
"With FiSH there is no need to feel lonely. It makes my life more interesting."
"Thank you all so much for helping Mum. The Choir has been fantastic and gives her the opportunity to do something she loves! I will never be able to thank you enough!"
"Thank you to everyone at FiSH for giving up so much time and giving us all so much pleasure."
"We elderly are fortunate to be so well supported by FiSH for social events. Without you I would be housebound."
"I have been so worried about how I was going to cope - but now I've found FiSH I can relax!"
"Thank you for all the wonderful work you do - you have made such a difference to my Dad's life!"
"Thank you so much for all that you do. I remember when FISH first began in the 60s. My mother appreciated all the help given to her then - and now you are helping me!!"
"Thank you for all your hard work - making life so much nicer for all of us!"
"Your calls provide me with good support. They make me feel happy and not neglected."
"Thank you all for being so lovely and supplying us with lots of coffee and delicious cakes!"
"The piano concert was wonderful. It was like being in the Albert Hall!"
"I don't know how I would cope without FiSH helping me with my shopping. I don't know what I'd do. I just can't carry shopping home and then up three flights of stairs to my flat. Your drivers and volunteers help me so much."