The Sharp End
Fitness, Fun and Healthy Living for People over 50…
Tai chi

How to support us

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As a charitable organisation, our means of operation is solely based on grants (statutory and trusts funds. We also raise money through subsidised subscription, payable every quarter or annually, in addition to donations made by our members. 

We also accept the following means of support from our patrons and members of the public.

  1. Donate Set up a monthly direct debit, and sign a giftaid declaration to allow us to reclaim tax from HMRC.

  2. Sponsor a member to attend one or all four terms.

  3. Organise fundraising events.

  4. Leave a legacy in your will.

  5. Select us as your charity of choice on Smile Amazon, the charity body for Amazon.  We are listed by our registered name Seniors Health & Active Retirement Project


Sponsor a financially challenged* member to attend 1 or all 4 terms . *(unemployed/means tested benefit/receipt of state pension).

If you shop with Amazon Help us raise money when you shop with shop   

Organise fundraising events, leave a legacy in your will

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is a rewarding experience, giving the opportunity to impart your knowledge and skills. In return, you will be volunteering with older adults who are passionate about life, sharing their wisdom, history, and humour.  The organisation is a community of friendship, fun, learning and support.

What we can offer our volunteers

  • Take part in one of our activities.
  • Offer support, supervision, and training dependent on the role you undertake. 
  • Reimbursed for travel, and food for volunteers volunteering for 4 hours or more.
  • Reference is available to volunteers who have been with us for minimum 3 months. 
  • Minimum 3 months commitment.


We are interested to hear from people who have the following skills and expertise

  • Knitting/crochet facilitator
  • Board games host
  • Podcaster

As an organisation, our management committee are all trustees, who give their time as volunteers.  Trustees are the key to the existence of a charity, without which charities are unable to function.  Currently, we have gaps in the following specialism, Auditor, finance, IT, Law, HR, digital media professionals.  This is a rewarding role, as you gain understanding of the challenges faced by older adults, and the difference you make to their life.  

Joining the management committee, offers you the opportunity to develop the organisation, and support the older population in Hackney. To find out more, you can express your interest by emailing us on

  • Minimum 1 year commitment.