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1 Million Minutes

An Age UK social event.

1 Million Minutes is a campaign by ITV's Good Morning Britain in conjunction with Age UK and other charities dedicated to combating loneliness in later life.

There are over 1 million older people in England who are chronically lonely, who often don't speak to any friends or family members during the week. We're are asking people to pledge 15 minutes to 120 minutes of their time to help an older person in isolation, and help us reach our goal of 1 million minutes in total.

The campaign launches on Tuesday 29 November 2016 and will run throughout December, and there are a wide range of pledging opportunities available, from befriending someone on the phone to helping out at local lunch clubs and events.

Ways to pledge your time

To think that there are around a million older people who are going to feel lonely and alone in December is upsetting and I really hope lots of people support our 1 Million Minutes campaign and make a difference to someone's life this Christmas.
Susanna Reid | Good Morning Britain presenter
  • Looking for something else?

    We'd still love to hear from you. Whether you want to join an Age UK Shop team, help local services, or something else, there are many ways you can get involved.

    See more volunteer options

  • Not yet pledged your support?

    If you haven't yet signed the pledge, head over to ITV's Good Morning Britain website to let us know we can count on your support.

    Pledge your support