4 reasons why Churches are setting up befriending schemes

Befriending works. It changes lives. These are not new discoveries. But perhaps what is new is that churches are realising this is a great way to reach out and bless their communities.   So, why befriending?   1. It works. Barbara*, who is in her 70’s, never married and lives alone. Her...

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Linking Lives UK benefits for 177-mile family hike!

Linking Lives UK has benefitted from a marathon 13 day sponsored walk by a father and two sons along the Offa’s Dyke Path. The Walking Challenge! The Offa’s Dyke Path runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn and Kevin Jesty and his sons Tom & James (aged 15 & 18) decided to take up the challenge...

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10 great quotes about friendship

Valentine’s Day may traditionally be known as a time for romance, but we think it’s a great opportunity for showing love and gratitude to all those we care about. This Valentine’s Day we’d like to celebrate friendship and all the wonderful ones we have seen created through Linking Lives with these...

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Welcome to Julie – Edinburgh Development Officer

We are excited to be working with Edinburgh City Mission on an initial four-year funded project to create a befriending scheme across Edinburgh. The first key step was taken in mid November when we were delighted to appoint Julie Young to the role of Development Officer. This role will involve...

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