Friday Friends

Friendly community hub for people living with Dementia and their Carers.

Friendly community Hub for people living with dementia and their carers.

Come and join our community hub for a social morning of tea, coffee & biscuits and an activity. Then stay for a two course hot lunch.

£6.50 for the day.

To book your place, please call Alison Pearson on 01473 345350 or email below.
We look forward to seeing you!


We run the Cafe every Friday at Whitehouse Baptist Church- or go to the ‘ActivHubs Events’ page to find out more.

A community led project, funded by the NWIBLT Senior Citizens Group in partnership with ActivLives

Our Staff

Alison Pearson

ActivLives Community Engagement Officer & Friday Friends Co-ordinator

Having worked in the commercial world in sales and marketing for many years, in London, Wiltshire and North Yorkshire, I moved to Suffolk in 2001 and met my husband and stayed in this lovely county.

I decided to completely change industries in 2013 as I had always wanted to work in the charity sector, and enjoyed success in services promotion and fundraising for other local charities before starting my role in October 2017 as Community Engagement Officer for ActivLives, which I am delighted about.

I like the challenges of a blank canvas, meeting new people and making a difference, working in the local community is my dream role, which I really enjoy and every day is so different. I can honestly say I love my job and the work that ActivLives does in Ipswich and throughout Suffolk makes such a difference to people’s lives, something I see every day. 

When I am not out and about I like to relax at home in Woodbridge with my husband, dog, and friends. I love any excuse to cook and love to experiment with new recipes from all over the world, Suffolk is such a great county, a foodie’s paradise and I feel very privileged to work and live here.


ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.