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Making Connections are asking you to support them this Christmas so they can continue to tackle isolation and loneliness in your community!

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Your donation will support the Making Connections Befriending Programme tackling isolation and lo...

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Do you ever think of the impact long dark Winter days can have on the older generation in your family?

Did you know that loneliness and isolation is worse for your health than smoking fifteen cigarettes a day and twice as deadly as obesity?

 “Loneliness is the sudden realisation that you are not needed anymore, by anybody, for anything. It’s worse than pain or illness, it feels like you’re just waiting to die” Margaret, Making Connections beneficiary (2017)  


Just recently, one of our volunteers did something extraordinary for the lady she visited. Maura, arrived at Noirin’s house for her weekly visit, but...

Happy Christmas from all of us here at Making Connections! Especially to our volunteers and supporters who made 201…

Mon Dec 25 19:11:23 - 7 Favorite

RT @IrishTimesOpEd: Noel Whelan: Loneliness is not just for Christmas

Fri Dec 22 14:38:18 - 0 Favorite

Thank you so much to all that have donated so far! We want to make more connections and help our volunteers to get…

Tue Dec 19 15:10:00 - 4 Favorite

'I thought I couldn't possibly communicate with someone so young because I'm well over 90. I would tell myself that…

Mon Dec 18 20:05:00 - 0 Favorite

One of the nicest things we hear from our volunteers is how much they get from their visits too! More confidence,…

Sun Dec 17 19:46:00 - 2 Favorite

Have you caught our 2017 Christmas Appeal yet? Every cent raised will go towards creating our vision of communiti…

Sat Dec 16 14:42:00 - 2 Favorite

A volunteer, just told us that a neighbour of the lady she visits has approached her, told her she was desperate an…

Fri Dec 15 14:28:00 - 0 Favorite

One of our volunteers told us recently that the lady she visits has stopped her poetry circle as she's felt down an…

Thu Dec 14 14:01:00 - 0 Favorite

We have had some amazingly generous donations towards our Christmas appeal. Thanks to all who have donated so far.…

Wed Dec 13 17:14:00 - 1 Favorite

Did you know you can also donate to Making Connections through our Facebook page! Hit the 'Donate' button to help…

Tue Dec 12 12:08:01 - 2 Favorite
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Seana Heverin

Proud to be a volunteer with making connections. I would encourage everyone to connect with an older person to enrich your own life and help alleviate loneliness in our communities.


Steven Shattuck

Thank you so much for you kind donation! We really appreciate your generous support for 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' 2017! Keep an eye out for the campaign in 2018! Kind Regards, Making Connections

Stephanie ag

Thank you kindly for your generous donation to our 2017 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' Campaign! It means a lot to Making Connections and will go towards building more meaningful connections in our communities! Kind Regards Making Connections

Derek Humphries

Great idea, and clearly wonderful work.

Thank you so much for this kind donation for 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' 2017! It's great to hear such feedback for the work our terrific volunteers do! Thank you! Making Connections!


Great idea!

Thank you for your generous support and for sharing 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' with your network! Kind Regards, Making Connections

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Making Connections

Your donation will support the Making Connections Befriending Programme tackling isolation and loneliness for vulnerable older people in the community.