We are so excited to be supported by the National Emergencies Trust in a Crowdfunder to raise vital funds for our Befriending Project.
This project makes a huge difference to the lives of older people who receive weekly visits from a volunteer befriender. It might be for a cuppa or a blether, an outing to a cafe or maybe even a wee trip to Silverburn. Funds raised will help us reach more people in need and ensure that, throughout winter and beyond, less older people in our community feel lonely. We know that anyone can feel lonely but for older people, COVID has had a particularly damaging effect with needing to shield or being fearful of going out and mixing with other people. Thanks to National Emergencies Trust , their Local Action Fund mean any monies we raise will be matched, £1 for £1 up to £10,000. So if you donate £10 we will receive £20.
Even if you cannot donate, you can help by spreading the word about this project so we can reach as many people in the East Renfrewshire area in need.
Written by: Vicky Attwood