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VASL goes to Westminster

Our charity manager attended the launch of the Loneliness Strategy on Monday 15th October, you can read about it here

Digital Volunteers

In July the Harborough Mail published an article about the way our digital volunteers help people to get online, you can read it here.

Working with local MP

VASL’s Community Champions Manager outside No. 10 with Neil O’Brien MP

Rohini was delighted to represent the Project at the launch of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission Report at No 10 Downing Street.

She attended as the guest of Neil O’Brien, the Harborough Mail report is here

VASL staff and volunteers were well represented at the Local Loneliness Commission event in Market Harborough in January 2018, which was organised by Neil O’Brien

We were delighted to welcome Neil O’Brien MP to our Community Gathering on 3rd November as part of our Befriending Week celebrations, Harborough Mail printed this story and we featured on HFM


Big Lottery Funding


In July 2017 as part of our announcement of receiving Big Lottery Funding, BBC Midlands Today sent Amy along to interview some of our clients and volunteers, see below:

Listen and find out more about VASL Community Champions:

The following day Ben Johnson of Radio Leicester interviewed two of our members listen to Community Champions on Radio Leicester:


Plus, we also made the front page of the Harborough Mail and page 22 of the Leicester Mercury.

Harborough Mail 15.06.17

Leic Mercury 22.07.17

Harborough FM

We are grateful for the support of HFM, our Senior Manager appears on the Breakfast Show on alternate Wednesdays soon after nine, and often highlights our work.

Loneliness in the News 

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Women’s Institute resolution on Loneliness

The story of Mike who has set up a project called b-friend

The BBC All in the Mind series covered Loneliness in February 2018 (link here) and 55,000 responded to a the Loneliness Experiment and a series of programmes are being broadcast (link here).

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