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Two selfies taken for Age UK's #notbymyselfie social media campaign.

Our #notbymyselfie social media campaign took Twitter by storm, reaching up to 10 million people.

Our hashtag trended as hundreds of people, including a host of celebrities, were inspired to tweet 'selfies' with a special older someone that they turn to for advice and companionship.

#notbymyselfie was part of our 'No one should have no one' campaign, which highlighted the plight of the millions of older people who are truly alone. Whilst many of us are lucky enough to have someone to put a smile on our face when times are tough, an unacceptable number of older people face the ups and downs of life without anyone to turn to.

'No one should have no one' was featured in several newspapers and on Good Morning Britain where millions of viewers were encouraged to pledge their support.

Over a third of older people consider the television as their main form of company.

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174