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Befriending Week 2020 Posted on Monday, 2 November 2020

The first week in November each year, we recognise the fantastic work undertaken by our befriending volunteers. The telephone befrienders in Support for Carers ring people who are isolated because of their caring duties, and the Community Champions volunteers ring, write and email older people who live alone.
This year more than ever those contacts have been valued and make a difference.
Some of our Community Champions volunteers are taking part in a UK wide Creative Postcard Exchange Project, which has been organised by Befriending Lewis & Harris. Participants design a postcard and write a message which is sent to someone else across the country. A further five cards will be designed by Welland Park Academy students, some of whom are also penpals with people in our project.
Thank you to our wonderfully creative people.