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In the UK, retirees are paid to share their skills in group activities

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The Amazings helps people who are about to retire or have retired pass on some of the skills, knowledge and passion they’ve picked up throughout their life.

We’ve already seen the UK’s grandmothers tutoring Indian children and delivering recession-busting advice, so it should come as no surprise to see another service that aims to tap the expertise of society’s senior citizens. Sure enough, The Amazings is a new social enterprise in London that’s designed to “help people who are about to retire or have retired create amazing experiences with the skills, knowledge and passion they’ve picked up throughout their life”. Through the site, retirees can sign up to share their skills and experiences with others by way of group classes and activities, with current offerings including “Street photography with Andrew,” “Blow dry master class with Michael” or “Make your own natural lip balm with Gail.” The Amazings handles all details regarding advertising and payments, so retirees need only participate in their activity and collect their payment afterwards. Activities and classes currently listed on the site range in price from GBP 10 to GBP 25, and The Amazings keeps 30 percent to fund its operations, it says. In the video below, one of The Amazings’ founders explains the premise in more detail: In this financially challenged era, sellsumers from all walks of life are looking for ways to save or earn a little extra cash. Time your brand began helping them towards that end? Spotted by: Jonathan Colmenares

Email: katie@theamazings.org

Website: www.theamazings.org

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