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Making Connections Christmas Appeal

Making Connections Christmas Appeal

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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 lonel...

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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 fo...

RT @VolunteerDLR: Have you considered that sharing your companionship could make someone's day a bit brighter? @connections_ie supports th…

Fri Jan 10 14:08:41 - 0 Favorite

An older person who contacted Making Connections for volunteer support described loneliness as "the feeling that yo…

Mon Oct 21 16:09:41 - 2 Favorite

such a simple initiative yet so powerful

Fri Sep 13 16:40:09 - 0 Favorite

@darraghdoyle @Reids_Palace one of my favourite sounds. Thank you Darragh

Mon Jun 10 16:20:49 - 0 Favorite

Our volunteers are consistently making this point: older people are a flourishing human resource just waiting to be…

Fri May 24 17:26:40 - 1 Favorite

Any initiative that connects people and celebrates community is so worthwhile. Best of luck to all involved in this…

Thu May 23 17:12:46 - 4 Favorite

RT @UCDCommunity: Who's looking forward to the UCD Festival?! The countdown is on! All the details are available here:…

Tue May 21 14:51:57 - 0 Favorite

Chatting is free.....a great video @endlonelinessUK

Thu May 09 17:30:10 - 2 Favorite

That's absolutely right. Every human being - regardless of age- needs meaningful social connections

Tue May 07 17:19:26 - 3 Favorite

Interesting article from Financial Times: In the West we create Bingo games or coffee mornings to forestall lonelin…

Fri May 03 14:04:13 - 5 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

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!

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


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. ...