Registered Charity No: 1146149 (England & Wales), Scotland (SC039377), 07869142 (Company Number).

Imagine living a life where friends and family are just voices on the telephone, if even that. A life trapped at home because you can't get out by yourself. A life with little to mark the passing of each day and nothing to look forward to.

Contact the Elderly is a national charity dedicated to tackling acute loneliness among older people. We do this through more than 535 friendship groups each organising free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of isolated older people (aged 75 ) in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales, providing a vital lifeline of friendship.

Each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host's home. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

As one of our older guests says: "After years of being housebound with no family or relatives to take me out, Contact the Elderly has given me the courage and confidence to face the world again. The friendship I receive is priceless."

We rely on voluntary donations to continue our invaluable work. By leaving us a gift in your will, you will be helping us change the lives of some of the oldest and loneliest people in the country for generations to come.

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