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A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Those of you who have been listening to our radio slot on ALLFM will know we are always looking for song requests – particularly if they have a story or memory behind them. This week, LGN member Carol requested her favourite singer Elvis – and told us about the day their paths crossed….

“It all started when my uncle passed away. He was in the army, stationed in Germany, during the 1950s. The army invited my Aunt to his funeral, which was to be held in Germany, but at the time his children didn’t want to go. So I was invited along instead.

We were picked up at the airport, with the plan to go to the funeral and spend a few extra days sight seeing while we were there. A sergeant from the army showed us around, and on the last day, he asked us if we were fans of Elvis – we said that we were. We were obsessed. Thinking nothing of it, we spent the day shopping in a small town, and he took us into a small cafe for lunch. We talked for a bit when two men came through the door. I did a double take, and nudged my Aunty – isn’t that ELVIS?! I said.

It was. He came over and introduced himself “Nice to meet you, I’m Elvis Presley.” We were gobsmacked. I said, “Yes, I can see that!”

Him and the other fella sat down with us, and bought us a coffee. The sergeant had arranged it all, as Elvis, at the time, had been in service and stationed in Germany. He offered his condolences when he heard about my uncle and we chatted for half an hour about this and that – he was absolutely lovely.

When it was time to go, the man with Elvis gestured it was time for them to leave. Elvis gave us a kiss on the cheek and wished us well – it is one of my favourite memories. I’ll never forget was a sweet, and kind person he was.

Me and my Aunty were over the moon. It was only on the flight back that we realised we never asked for his autograph….”

Tune in to the ALLFM radio show ‘Happy Mondays…on a Tuesday’

2-3pm every Tuesday

Thanks to Carol for sharing her memory!

Tune in to Levenshulme Good Neighbours & Happy Mondays!

Tune in to Levenshulme Good Neighbours & Happy Mondays!

If you’re missing your friends at the Inspire Taskforce during isolation, look no futher! Tune into local Levenshulme radio station ALLFM (96.9) Tuesday 2pm – 3pm for “Happy Mondays….on a Tuesday” slot, run by the lovely Kate Williams. The radio show that connects older people that would usually attend Inspired Taskforce activities at Levenshulme Inspire.… Continue Reading

Sending Love from LGN ❤️

Sending Love from LGN ❤️

This month we’d like to say a big thankyou to art company, Wraptious, who donated 1,000 free cards to LGN. The lovely art designs were donated so we could spread messages of hope and love across Lev during the outbreak. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Noah , a year 9… Continue Reading

Happy V E Day!

Happy V E Day!

This Friday the Inspire taskforce, in partnership with LGN, helped the older people of Levenshulme celebrate the 75th Anniversary of V E day in style. Special picnic hampers were delivered around the local area to those isolated at home, so they could join in with the celebrations and enjoy a tasty treat! Locals were also… Continue Reading

Welcome Javid, our newest driver.

Welcome Javid, our newest driver.

We would love to welcome Javid, Mr “J” to our team, and thank him for his constant openness and availability to drive, offer emergency DIY, shopping pickup and deliveries around the Levenshulme area during these tough times. Watch this space😃 If you need support or a hand in any of the above, please get in… Continue Reading

Thanks to our new Volunteers from MMU

Thanks to our new Volunteers from MMU

We’d like to say a big thanks to our two student volunteers from Manchester Metropolitan University today, Laura and Megan. Laura and Megan are psychology students who have been helping around Good Neighbours as part of a placement. As well as assisting around the Inspire Centre, they have been visiting a client, George with us… Continue Reading

LGN visits the People’s History Museum

This month we enjoyed our final two performances with the PHM: ‘Shine A Light’ about life in factory for women during the Victorian era, and ‘Peterloo,’ a play about the 1819 tragedy which we watched at the Museum itself. Both were brilliantly performed and offered us an interesting insight into each era and social history… Continue Reading

Levenshulme Good Neighbours