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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...

His wife is in a nursing home but the neighbours gathered to celebrate his 85th birthday and with the help of Gerry…

Thu Jul 02 09:44:44 - 5 Favorite

Thanks to @sthompsonIT and @IrishTimes for featuring @connections ‘one garden concert at a time’. Looking forward t…

Tue Jun 23 10:25:04 - 10 Favorite

Older people supported by @connections_ie can't wait to meet their volunteers now that restrictions have eased to t…

Thu Jun 18 09:04:04 - 1 Favorite

Madge shared highly amusing childhood memories of Dunlaoghaire, of family walks through the Metals to Dalkey and th…

Tue Jun 09 19:09:53 - 1 Favorite

A live performance to lift his spirits after weeks of isolation. The music started and this colourful couple danced…

Tue Jun 02 10:31:31 - 5 Favorite

“I cant believe I have the company of 3 human beings for my 90th birthday” she said. Through wind and rain, we laug…

Tue May 26 21:25:43 - 12 Favorite

@VolunteerDLR @dlrcc @DLRPPN @SSP_DLR @DubGAAOfficial @ServeTheCityDub Thank you @VolunteerDLR for encouraging so m…

Mon May 18 17:52:51 - 1 Favorite

Our volunteers have discovered that stopping for a few moments to chat to them is as important as the delivery itse…

Wed May 06 10:15:13 - 3 Favorite

RT @TheIrelandFunds: Making Connections is supporting those most at risk & living alone during the crisis. Our COVID-19 Response Fund has h…

Fri May 01 13:41:25 - 0 Favorite

@VolunteerDLR Inspiring initiative. Well done guys

Thu Apr 30 09:19:51 - 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. ...