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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 lo...

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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 for her weekly visit, but...

Have a look at the impact of volunteer support in this town

Tue Mar 13 13:21:54 - 1 Favorite

The power of Community......have a look

Mon Mar 05 16:54:11 - 1 Favorite

Office closed now and tomorrow, but staff working remotely and can be contacted by email-…

Thu Mar 01 15:26:06 - 0 Favorite

RT @EnglishRachael: I love this letter in today's @IrishTimes #sneachta

Thu Mar 01 15:20:04 - 0 Favorite

Why not use snow days 2018 to consider a volunteer opportunity with one of the many worthy causes out there? Unlikely you’ll regret it

Thu Mar 01 12:37:45 - 1 Favorite

Have a look.....

Thu Mar 01 09:47:15 - 1 Favorite

A big chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an older person is even aware of it. Is there an older relativ…

Thu Mar 01 09:44:07 - 2 Favorite

Maeve, one of our volunteers ran to pharmacy during lunch break today to fetch essential meds for housebound lady s…

Wed Feb 28 15:40:16 - 1 Favorite

Don’t forget to connect with older people in your family or neighbourhood during the cold days ahead. They’ll feel…

Tue Feb 27 17:16:45 - 2 Favorite

Today we were asked for volunteer support for a lady who feels so lonely that she put herself at risk of harm by le…

Wed Feb 21 15:26:53 - 4 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

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

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!


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.