If you’d really like to help to reduce loneliness in Oxfordshire but just don’t have the time to volunteer yourself, then why not help in another way. Ami helps volunteer organisations to recruit and match new volunteer befrienders with lonely and isolated people who need companionship or help with transport or shopping.
Loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and has a very negative effect on someone’s wellbeing. Having a regular visit from a volunteer significantly improves the quality of life for lonely people and might be the only social contact they have.
Your donation could be the start of something very special. Volunteers can continue to visit and support the person they’ve been matched with, for many years. So a small donation now, could continue to have an impact on loneliness for a very long time.
Not everyone has the time to volunteer themselves or to support a lonely and isolated relative. But you can still do something significant to help others by making a donation to Ami. With your help we can make sure that no-one in Oxfordshire is lonely.