Show your support to the Courier and Community Foundation for Calderdale campaign to #MakeItStop.
As your community paper, the Courier wants to help better connect people who are or are at risk of feeling isolated. We will be keeping you up to date with all your local support services and stories in the paper and online, under our ‘Loneliness’ tab.
To tackle the social epidemic of loneliness from the grass roots we need the people of Calderdale to get behind and support the campaign.
We want to hear from individuals, charities, organisations, companies and schools who are actively making a difference to the lives of older people. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share what you’re doing to help older people feel less marginalised.
CFFC chief executive officer Steve Duncan said: “We are asking people in Calderdale to think about the 17.2 per cent of pensioners living alone, and to donate to our #MakeItStop appeal. Every penny raised in Calderdale by CFFC stays in Calderdale. Let’s unite together and put a stop to older people in Calderdale suffering. We are pledging £25,000 but with your help we could do so much more.”
Get involved in the #MakeItStop campaign which will direct donations towards combating social isolation, loneliness, fuel poverty and health and social issues, by holding fundraising events - for ideas, see www.localgiving.com/cffc and click on the ‘fundraise for us’ tab.