Metalcraft Grant

We are delighted to report that we have a received a grant of £100 to help with our administrative costs. Metalcraft have also generously supported us in the past so we are extremely grateful for their continued support.

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Chaplaincy Training Course

We are excited to be running the second chaplaincy course after easter in collaboration with Anna Chaplaincy. This follows a successful pilot course which ran from November to December 2023 and was attended by eight volunteers and coordinators of Linking Lives partner befriending schemes. There...

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Addressing Loneliness in Wales

Loneliness & Social Isolation in Wales Loneliness and social isolation particularly among older people has been seen as a significant issue affecting physical, emotional and mental health across the UK in many settings for several years now. Whilst there are high levels of loneliness amongst...

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Thank you to our Befrienders

We managed to choose the snowiest day of the year to have our annual Befrienders gathering which was held in Keswick on 18 January with fewer attendees than expected because of the weather.  It was a great opportunity to thank volunteers, share stories, renew friendships and hear how Two’s Company...

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Going Deeper……….

We are excited to begin piloting a new project called ‘Going Deeper’ and we are looking for partners who are running regular community activities such as lunch clubs, community cafes or drop-in sessions. The aim of this project is to provide an informal framework in community settings...

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Befriending Admires Courage

“I can picture him in younger days moving heavy furniture with ease and commanding the mid-field in a soccer game. I admired him greatly”. Peter Stone, volunteer, speaks about his Link Friend who passed away in November 2023. His name has been changed to protect his identity. My relationship with...

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Congratulations on 104th birthday!

A huge congratulations to Maisie Smith our lovely client of 10+ years who celebrated her 104 birthday. Maisie is a wonderful lady with a great sense of humour. Thank you Jo Kay for being her amazing volunteer.

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Ukraine Children’s Christmas party

Once again TiM Friends Christmas party held for the Ukraine children was enjoyed with toys donated by the Residents of Burghfield. Special guest “ Father Christmas” (Dave Lupton) handed out the gifts. Thank you to Tesco’s Burghfield who collected the gifts, and Burghfield Parish Council for the...

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