Radio LaB has been working with Age Concern Luton to create a 4 episode mini-series called ‘The Vesper House Lunch Club’.
Three Radio LaB student managers – Kayleigh Saunders, Matt Udall and Steve Wells – visited Age Concern’s thrice-weekly lunch club, where Luton pensioners are offered transport, food and fun.
The students asked all the service users and volunteers to pick a song that envoked memories, and recorded the conversations for radio.
4 hour long programmes will be broadcast on Sundays at 8am, starting on 5th February.
Claire Hussey – Wellbeing Officer – Age Concern Luton:
“The Service Users loved having Radio LaB at the lunch club, they loved talking about the music that meant so much to them – their memories are special to them and they love to share. We hope Radio LaB and the students come back again to do another project.”
Radio LaB student manager Kayleigh Saunders:
“I thoroughly enjoyed each day I spent at the Vesper House lunch club. It has made me consider volunteering at the club or a similar club at some point in the future as it’s great company and I really enjoyed talking with the older people and volunteers there.”
Radio LaB Coordinator Terry Lee:
“This radio project was about giving some of our town’s oldest voices a chance to share their stories, and introduce their favourite tunes. I’m proud of how Kayleigh, Matt and Steve spoke to the Age Concern service users with compassion and respect. Many of these users spend a lot of time alone – it was clear they enjoyed the conversations with our students.
“At Radio LaB we are always looking to work with organisations like Age Concern Luton, and hope to be involved in more community engagement projects in the near future.”
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