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We are launching our Spring into Kindness appeal to raise funds for our essential services. We wanted to share the impact our Befriending Service has made on Anita’s life since her husband passed away. Your support today will ensure we can reach more people like Anita. Read about Anita’s story below.

Loneliness is something that affects 10,100 people over 65 in Camden.

As family members and friends pass away, along with social connections fading, older people experience more loneliness and isolation than younger people in the community. With help from befriending services like ours, we aim to rebuild those connections within the community and combat loneliness with kindness.

Donate today and help us reach our £15k target for our Spring into Kindness appeal                                                          

Anita's Story

Anita, 90 years-old, lives alone in her home since her husband passed away. She told her GP how much she misses his company and often still speaks to him. This led to her GP advising her about Age UK Camden's tele-friends service, which offers the chance to have a weekly with a friendly voice over the phone.

Although she was hesitant, Anita and her volunteer befriender Bhavna, speak every week and feel like they really know each other." Although I've never met Bhava her weekly calls with me bring a bit of energy and excitement to my week!"

Please show your support and donate to our essential services today.

 

How your donation could help

Show an act of kindness today. Donate online here and help us tackle loneliness.

Please contact us at fundraising@ageukcamden.org.uk to find out how to set up a regular donation to us, as well as other ways to help.

You can also join the conversation on all social media by using the hashtag #SpringIntoKindness

                                                        

  • The Facts

    • 10,100 people over 65 are living alone in Camden
    • 1,846 people over 65 are living with dementia
    • 40% of older households are living in poverty

  • Help us Change Lives

    Donate today online

    Donate Directly using these details:

    • Ref: Spring appeal
    • Account Name: Age Concern Camden
    • Sort Code: 40 52 40
    • Account Number: 00014936