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A Friendly Voice on the Line

Age UK Cheshire set up a telephone befriending service, where volunteers called an older person living in isolation. Your Covid-19 Response donations helped pay for this service to run for a year, making on average 93 calls per week.

“My telephone friend phones me twice a week. I can talk to her. I have more confidence in myself. I used to think of death everyday, but now I have something to look forward to with my telephone friend. We chat like old friends and I can text her if I need to”

“I cannot praise Age UK Cheshire enough, I would like to thank the lady who helped me to get through Covid-19. I am 90 and live on my own, the telephone call came out of the blue just when I needed it most.”

This is the difference those online donations make to a real person in our community.