Amanda, 84 – Elephant and Castle Social Club
"The first time I came here it was in '57. I was in Cardiff, my husband and myself. We went home to Sierra Leone, he continued his work, then we came back in the 60s on holiday. But my final move was 1990 when my daughter-in-law moved here. They granted me stay, and now I am a citizen.
Most of the time I just sit at home looking at the television [pointing at face] – this part of my face is BBC One, you have CNN over here – everyday in front of the television. My family pick me up to go to church and bring me back, but sometimes I don’t go anywhere.
South London Cares was announced at our housing scheme meeting. Tess and Hannah came to introduce themselves. And I was too glad. The first time they took us to Bermondsey. The laughter, the mixture, the talking to people - I enjoy myself. Mixing myself, it’s good.
I am a Grandma so I enjoy young people. They make us laugh. I know that every Thursday I come and laugh. It’s really nice.
Thank you for coming and entertaining us. Anything you do I accept. I am glad - honest. I know that every Thursday I’ll be here, you know? You make me laugh."