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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 @AgeFriendlyDCC: We're taking our advice this morning from @DubFireBrigade If you're out walking and the paths are icy, help prevent sl…

Wed Jan 30 16:10:34 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: “Loneliness has a way of feeding on itself and making us more isolated and alone.”#EndLoneliness…

Fri Jan 18 18:05:11 - 0 Favorite

We are excited about the huge response to our new year volunteer recruitment drive and we look forward to meeting y…

Fri Jan 18 13:56:42 - 1 Favorite

Happy Christmas and heartfelt thanks to our exceptionally generous volunteers who brought so much joy and comfort t…

Mon Dec 24 16:36:36 - 6 Favorite

RT @JennyGibney: Christmas. Its not for everyone. Just because it’s Christmas it’s still Ok not to be Ok......don’t suffer in silence, you…

Sun Dec 23 20:21:16 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: We're delighted to announce we've been awarded funding from @DCMS. The funding is administered through @BigLotteryFund

Sun Dec 23 07:45:51 - 0 Favorite

RT @catcoral5: I agree, lots of progress has been made this year. #MeetUpMondays network growing, @chattycafe is spreading, new @contact_te

Mon Dec 17 12:47:25 - 0 Favorite

Thinking of volunteering? There's something for everyone 😇❤️ @IrishTimes has a great article worth checking out -

Fri Dec 14 09:53:15 - 2 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: BBC News - 'All my friends have died' - breaking the cycle of loneliness in Northern Ireland #…

Thu Dec 13 08:33:42 - 0 Favorite

RT @LonelinessTask1: ‘Loneliness is not inevitable.... Loneliness is seen as a taboo....... We all can h…

Wed Dec 05 16:46:19 - 0 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. ...