Fund a Friendship project is a life changing, monthly giving programme funding friendships, connections and new memories for isolated older people right here on your doorstep. Your regular support will change lives…

Fund a beautiful
Friendship

Donating this amount each month will positively change an older, isolated person’s life.

With this amount we can fully support a befriending match from the initial assessment, volunteer induction and introductory match visit right through to the full befriending experience, which typically lasts the duration of an older person’s life time.

 

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Bringing the
community together

– Brighton, Hove & Worthing

Where connections and friendships are made.
These events have been developed for older people who live alone and go for long periods with minimal human contact. Our group peer befriending projects currently operate in four locations and are a life-line for many.

 

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Little acorns meet
great oaks

Something very special happens when you bring together an older person and a child.

Donating this amount each month will will help us to support and facilitate trips that take older isolated people and lively little ones in to beautiful woodland to play amongst the trees and wildlife.

 

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Sending a birthday
surprise on their
special day

This will brighten lots of birthdays through the year. It will enable us to send a personalised birthday card to our elderly members, many of whom receive little or no birthday cards anymore.

 

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Our Awesome Volunteers

For the cost of a take-out cuppa your donation will help us to facilitate meaningful connections between older people experiencing loneliness and our diverse range of community volunteers.

With your generosity we can tackle loneliness one cup of tea at a time.

 

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Thanks for partnering with us!

With your help we can continue to provide intergenerational befriending, tackling loneliness through engagement, connection and friendship.

Since the Charity started taking referrals in 2014 we have helped 1137 older people by providing one-to-one befriending. Over the same timeframe 1380 older people have benefited from the charity’s events and regular group befriending meetings. In addition, following assessments, TTTB has provided 1344 signposts or re-referrals to over 50 different organisations for older people since it’s foundation.

The corresponding figures for the year to date (October 2019) are 295 one-to-one befriending matches in Brighton and Hove and Worthing, 97 regular attendees at group befriending meetings and 291 signposts to other organisations who can provide additional support.

Thank you!

Where your money goes:

Fund a beautiful friendship
  • Fully support a befriending match from the initial assessment, volunteer induction and introductory match visit right through to the full befriending experience.
  • Provide training for the volunteer.
  • Pay for an accompanied initial visit to the older person to introduce the new friends.
  • Ongoing support and regular check ins to make sure everyone is happy.

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Bringing the community together
  • £10 towards our core costs. There is a lot of work behind the scenes to help isolated older people get out from the four walls of their homes.
  • £2 will help us to keep the hot tea and cake flowing at our group befriending events.
  • We fundraise separately for transport costs which are integral to helping people to connect with each other.

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Little acorns meet great oaks
  • £7 towards our core costs. There is a lot of work behind the scenes to help isolated older people get out from the four walls of their homes.
  • £1 will help us to keep the hot tea and cake flowing while exploring in the woods.
  • We fundraise separately for transport costs which are integral to helping people to connect with each other.

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A birthday surprise
  • £2 towards cards sent on older people’s birthdays which for many is the only card they will receive.
  • £2 towards postage costs.

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Our Awesome Volunteers
  • £2.50 goes towards our volunteer recruitment, training costs and DBS check costs enabling safe befriending to take place in the local community.

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