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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?

 â€œLoneliness 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 ...

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

RT @DrKeithSwanick: Please see below an article I wrote for @thejournal_ie calling for the Government to implement the findings of the @Lo

Wed Dec 05 08:36:55 - 0 Favorite

The weeks ahead can be a lonely time for many people and small gestures like stopping for a few minutes to have a c…

Fri Nov 30 15:58:41 - 10 Favorite

"We know from psychologists than many young people, who have incredible connectivity online, can experience incredi…

Tue Nov 13 14:10:58 - 0 Favorite

Congratulations Tom & Carla and all team who braved the elements to complete #runinthedark18 last night in support…

Thu Nov 08 11:33:35 - 1 Favorite

RT @humansofthesesh: If you get sick of hanging out with the same lads talking about their latest tech house excursion, get involved with t…

Tue Oct 30 20:28:03 - 0 Favorite

Thanks to Jack for sharing this 🙂 what a great perspective to have!

Tue Oct 30 16:51:59 - 1 Favorite

RT @EQuitaConsult: What advice would you give ?? With the knowledge out there, we are sure to see some superb advice ... Use the hashtag #…

Tue Oct 30 16:50:43 - 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. ...