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Introducing… My Amazing Story.

October 12, 2019

We are so excited to officially launch My Amazing Story – a brand new Touch Network community.  My Amazing Story is a safe, supportive, online hub built to provide support and hope when it’s most needed. It’s a space where people can share their stories of overcoming challenges, and the lessons learnt, and hope found on […]

Storytelling in Keynsham

October 5, 2019

I am at the mid-way point through the 6 storytelling sessions, where funding has been granted for my little town of Keynsham (between Bristol and Bath), for me to run, organise, find storytellers, find an audience, find volunteers, pretty much do everything, with support from Touch Network… At the beginning I found this prospect daunting […]

Southampton Event 27th September 2019, Hannah’s experiences!

September 30, 2019

It was a wet and windy night, and I didn’t think that we would have that many guests coming to our event – our advance ticket sales had been particularly low, so I was slightly worried! I arrived at the lovely Coffee Lab Bargate to set up with Rachel, as usual the staff were so […]

Thank you Team Trago!

June 18, 2019

I’ve just been looking on the internet for ‘thank you gifts’. I wanted to personally thank the team at Trago Lounge for choosing us as their Lounge Aid non-profit 2019. But, I can’t find anything that truly reflects how much it has meant that the team worked so hard to raise money for Touch Network. […]

Touch Event, Eastleigh, November 2018

November 26, 2018

Another guest blog, by our wonderful volunteer, Eleni!   “It was a crispy cold, dark, Sunday night… Hannah and I arrived at the Point in Eastleigh around 6:30pm to set up for the evening’s Touch event. Their Christmas decorations were already up and it looked beautiful, cosy, almost magical. It was unusually quiet, probably because […]

Tea, cake and life stories in Hamble

November 1, 2018

A lovely blog post, written by our amazing volunteer, and host for the Hamble event, Eleni – find her blog, which this is taken from, here. _________   The day finally arrived for the next Touch event, one of the highlights of my month.  I love everything about it, the atmosphere, the venues, usually at intimate, […]

Touch Network is Expanding!

September 24, 2018

We are feeling very excited here at Touch Network, as we successfully applied to Tesco Bags of Help for a number of small grants to run pilot Touch events in multiple locations across the South of England. The ideas is we will expand Touch across the South of England into those locations where the events […]

Touch Network’s story so far….

July 5, 2018

Touch has been in existence now for a few years, and we wanted to celebrate the story of Touch so far. We have been lucky enough to have some talented interns working with us from the University of Southampton, and one of their projects has been to analyse the impact that we have had, based […]

Ideas for Wellbeing Celebration

March 22, 2018

On Monday 19th March we celebrated the end of the Ideas for Wellbeing Project, and the beginning of a discussion about Wellbeing in Southampton. The celebration took place in the Spark Building at Solent University, and we were joined by some of the amazing organisations who support Wellbeing in Southampton. We looked at the Ideas for […]

Building upon challenges

February 4, 2018

Ever since people walked the earth, we have always told each other stories, this is how we learnt and grew as individuals. In today’s modern age of mobile phones, instant messaging and Whatsapp, people have access to more “stories” than ever before, but perhaps have missed the “core” of what it is to share a […]