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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...

Social connections are so important for general well being and long weekends are a great opportunity to catch up...…

Fri Apr 19 13:11:51 - 2 Favorite

This works......we all need other people

Wed Apr 17 17:33:13 - 3 Favorite

Such an important issue. Best of luck@robinHewings

Thu Apr 11 12:27:07 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: We all need access to affordable activities, public spaces and transport that help us connect with our neighbours, fam…

Tue Apr 09 06:43:50 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: "Slowly, instead of on my days off actively seeking people out to spend time with them, I was finding myself becoming…

Thu Apr 04 16:10:52 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: Today @wgdep_health has published her statement on ‘Connected Communities’, the loneliness & social isolation consulta…

Sat Mar 30 11:43:30 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: What's the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you? #BeMoreUs

Thu Mar 28 19:54:42 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: Well, this is lovely. Pianos in train stations are such a great idea and a brilliant way for people to connect and mak…

Wed Mar 27 17:25:31 - 0 Favorite

RT @EndLonelinessUK: Great to have you on board Mr Attenborough. Two fifths all older people (about 3.9 million) say the television is thei…

Tue Mar 26 15:46:08 - 0 Favorite

RT @actionhappiness: Happy International Day of Happiness everyone! Let's do whatever we can to create more happiness in the world around u…

Wed Mar 20 20:14:15 - 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. ...