The Hand of Friendship
Thanks to support from leading weekly magazine The People’s Friend, Contact the Elderly’s (now Re-engage) lifeline of friendship will be offered to more older people who need it.
The Hand of Friendship Campaign launches today (15 July) from The People’s Friend in partnership with Contact the Elderly (now Re-engage), The Silver Line and the Royal Voluntary Service.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the work each charity does, and tell the story of why each charity is so committed to cause of older people in society.
The People’s Friend says: ‘‘Loneliness is a huge and complex problem, with many causes, but the good news is that every single one of us can do something to help solve it – and we can start right away.
‘‘What’s more, you don’t need any special skills, knowledge or equipment to get involved. All you need to do is make a pledge to support our three charity partners.
‘‘Whether it’s your time or your money, whatever you can give can make a real difference.’’
Contact the Elderly is thrilled to be one of the charities supported by this campaign.
To find out more, visit the Hand of Friendship website here and pick up a copy of The People’s Friend on July 23 to read about the campaign and again on July 30 to read the story of our work.
To see a full list of the locations we currently work in, see our map here.
Find out more about the different ways to donate and support us here.
Note - Contact the Elderly is now Re-engage
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