TACKLING loneliness has always been part of the WI’s ethos and members brought it to the forefront of our national campaigning agenda with the launch of the Link Together campaign in 2017 to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness.
Now we have received a message from Gemma Jones on behalf of Reconnections, a local service that matches volunteers to older people who are lonely or socially isolated.
She says: “We’re working hard in the Guildford and Waverley area to raise awareness and I wondered whether I could come to a WI meeting to talk to your members about what we’re doing.
“We aren’t raising funds, it’s simply awareness and we have some lovely stories to share of local matches where volunteers have helped people break the cycle of loneliness.”
If this is something that might be of interest to your WI, you can call Gemma on 07595 201430.

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