The Silver Line
Our charity partner for 2016 - 2019 was the Silver Line charity
The Silver Line is a relatively new UK charity – launched in 2013 – and aims to support older people with the effects of loneliness. More than half of all 75 year olds and above in the UK live alone and one in ten suffers “intense” loneliness but is reluctant to ask for help.
The Silver Line offers a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK to phone for information, advice or just to have a chat. The Silver Line Helpline has received over 680,000 calls – 53% of callers saying they had literally no-one else to speak to. They now receive around 1,300 calls every day from lonely and isolated older people. Over 2,000 volunteers, the Silver Line Friends, make regular weekly friendship calls to older people.
You can still help
We had loads of fundraising events and occasions, during our support of the Silver Line. We encourage you to continue to support the charity.
You can still donate, by visiting their JustGiving page where all contributions will be gratefully received.