New co-ordinator meets the mentors

Pippa RobsonI’d like to introduce myself as the new Project Co-ordinator for the Our Generation project in Wakefield. My name is Pippa Robson and I’ve been in the job for two weeks now. I’ve been very fortunate to join a team that already has lots of experience in finding, training, supporting and valuing mentors.

Last week I was delighted to meet a group of mentors who have volunteered with Scope on a previous project and who have agreed to take part in Our Generation, which is focused on both mentoring and befriending for people who are over 50. It was fantastic to meet such a dedicated group, who obviously enjoy what they do.

The best part was seeing how engaged everyone was – I was asked some really interesting questions, and received some very useful information in return that will help in mapping out our work in the New Year. I look forward to our first steering group, and welcoming a new group of mentors in 2013.

We’ll be starting the first round of our new Mentoring and Befriending training on Thursday 7 February so please get in touch if you’d like to know more about it or book a place. Call 01924 256999, or email

Find out more about the Our Generation project.