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Grandad Groups
We did it
On 15th July 2020 we successfully raised £2,014 ( + est. £11.25 Gift Aid ) with 44 supporters in 134 days

Grandads suffer from isolation and loneliness, don't easily mix and struggle to make friends - Your support will help reverse their sadness!

by Getting Lonely Grandads Together in Bedlington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Stop the loneliness and sadness by starting even more grandads groups and help run them for longer.


Who are we?

MIND Active is a team project dedicated to improving the lives of isolated and vulnerable older people, bringing them together to form lasting friendships helping remove the loneliness and sadness felt by being alone.

What we do?

We are in the frontline of mental health and wellbeing recovery by providing group interaction that men are intersted in, that easily promotes friendship and confidence building that reengages isolated and lonely beneficiaries that have experienced the damaging consequences of prolonged isolation and loneliness.        

What problem does this fundraising solve? 

It is well known elderly men can find themselves alone and isolated in their twilight years and feel unable to meet and make new friendships without which can make them feel unwanted and depressed, which eventually erodes their self-esteem and becomes harmful to their mental health. This project will remove the barriers and difficulty of meeting other men and encourage them to take part in practical activities they enjoy helping them to reengage, have fun and feel wanted and valued.

Why is it important? 

Being in the twilight years of life and living alone doesn't mean men should be lonely and depressed, but men can often find it hard to meet others and feel socially awkward to start chatting to strangers or 'break in' to existing cliques. This project will help men to feel able to be part of a group and feel comfortable to participate. This form of engagement helps them to fill their day, think positively and provides them with something meaningful to look forward to and enjoy.   "... having no family or friends I now look forward to all sessions and have made lifelong friendships". (Bereaved Dementia Carer)

What does the future hold? 

With your support, we will bring lonely men together to build lasting friendships to live their twilight years feeling wanted, 'loved' and engaged. But should we exceed our target amount, we will then be able to begin to restart expansion of our  elderly Men's Wellbeing Groups, people like your Grandad, to more locations, capitalising on what works best to encourage camaraderie that will last beyond the funding when the groups themselves will encourage and support new members to join.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£51 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Promotional Badge

"MIND Active" Charity lapel Badge

£81 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Logo Pen

MIND Active pen

£101 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Glassware

MIND Active etched glass tumbler

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Invitation

Join our guests at one of our lively socially inclusive luncheon sessions with live entertainment.

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