Frank initially attended one of our Digital Buddies outreach sessions at Branch Library in Chester. At first he was nervous and unsure about technology and, like many over 50’s, felt like he was being left behind.


After a few weeks his confidence grew, and he was attending both the Branch Library and Storyhouse Digital Buddies sessions. As time went on it was obvious that Frank’s confidence and attitude towards technology had dramatically improved. Eventually, with the help of volunteers and staff, he was able to put together a PowerPoint presentation on Beekeeping and actually deliver his own session at an event curated by the Storyhouse Theatre.


Frank has since gone on to present his own sessions at Digital Buddies to people whose position he was in only a couple of years ago, and it’s safe to say he’s now become an integral part of the group. Frank’s was present at the Storyhouse Theatre opening ceremony and was lucky enough to meet the Queen and converse say how much he enjoyed the group - so expect a visit from Her Majesty at a Digital Buddies session very soon! 

“I feel it is a privilege to be a volunteer at Here and Now”
— Sue, Volunteer
“Mind blowing tech advice, and it gets better every week”
— Anon.
“This group has made me feel part of something again and I look forward to my Friday mornings”
— Anon.
I joined Digital Buddies a few months ago, since then I feel a lot more confident using my iPad. It was a breakthrough for me when I attended a PPG meeting and heard the Digital Buddies workshop talked about by Alan. I became very interested and joined the group the following day. Today I am happy I did. The teaching team are very helpful and their skills are immaculate.
— Lynn, Digital Buddies
“All the volunteers and staff have made me very welcome. The relaxed, friendly environment helps me overcome issues I have faced with modern technology”
— Anon.
“The group is a lifeline to me and the activities friendships I have made has certainly enriched my life”
— Jenny, Social Activity Group
Thank you for your encouragement, without it none of us would become so accomplished. I’m learning things, and doing things that I never thought were possible.
— Anon.