Lonely no Longer
Stephen and Philip Hammersley
Combatting Loneliness Amongst Older People. Donations up to a total of £2500 will be matched £ for £. Every donation goes twice as far!
Raising money for
Pilgrim Friends Society
Stephen has weak knees and is the Chief Executive of Pilgrims' Friend Society. Philip has youth on his side and is the Chaplain of Liverpool College.
The matching deal
Great news - every £ you give will be doubled up to the point where the total reaches £2,500. So every £ you are able to give helps this cause twice as much !!
Lonely no Longer Sponsored Cycle Tour
The problem and how the money will be used:
Loneliness damages physical and mental health: it is more damaging than obesity; and increases the risk of developing a disability. Those who are lonely can have a 64% increased chance of developing clinical dementia. Churches are uniquely placed to support the lonely people in our communities. Their local presence and existing community life make churches a welcoming place for people of all ages and stages of life. The Bible talks of people as being designed to be part of God's family and we plan to raise funds to inspire and equip churches to bring this good news to people through the work of Pilgrims Friend Society and a new initiative we are part of called "Faith in Later Life".
What are we doing?
Cycling a punishing 357 miles visiting care homes in Plymouth, Chippenham, Wantage, Haslemere, Tunbridge Wells, and Brighton and taking services/activities as we go.
Event is completed
with gift aid: £10,089.75
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