Staying connected: COVID-19 match-funded appeal

by Jodie Goffe in London, England, United Kingdom

£15,160

raised of £20,000 stretch target

278

supporters
76% 8 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 14th April 2020 at 9:42pm

During the COVID-19 crisis, we need your support to help prevent loneliness and keep our older neighbours connected in a disconnecting time.

by Jodie Goffe in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, South London Cares' fundraising events and challenges have been cancelled through to the summer. We are therefore facing a funding gap of around £100,000. Your donations up to £10,000 will help us keep older people connected in April – but we urgently need your help to continue that emergency response in May. If we can reach 350 donations, we will raise £20,000, matched up to £15,000 by generous supporters. Please chip in if you can.


Update:

We have sent out over a thousand #AloneTogether activity packs to older neighbours in Southwark and Lambeth. Download your pack here, and join in with daily creative distractions.

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During the COVID-19 crisis, we need your support to help prevent loneliness and keep our older neighbours connected in a disconnecting time.

WHO WE ARE

South London Cares works across Southwark and Lambeth to tackle the growing problem of social isolation and loneliness through bringing older and younger neighbours together.

Through running over 20 fun group Social Clubs each month, matching older and younger friends to share time on a one-to-one basis, and connecting local older people to our community through proactive Outreach we've brought thousands of older and younger neighbours together to share time, laughter and friendship.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

South London Cares has suspended face-to-face programmes with older people due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Our neighbours' health is our number one priority.

But our team is already working tirelessly to help older neighbours to have someone to turn to, and someone to talk to, during this emergency. Already hundreds of phone calls have helped us reassure older people in Southwark and Lambeth, to ask what people need, and to provide connection in a disconnecting time.

But we need to do more.

All donations will be doubled by two of our generous supporters up to £15,000 and will enable a massive effort to help mobilise young people in our communities. This will allow us to support their older neighbours in new ways from afar – by sharing letters, messages, games and stories; by hosting online yoga classes and other social clubs; and by enabling as many phone calls across the generations as possible. We will be constantly evolving and adapting to respond to our neighbours’ needs.

If you’ve ever considered supporting South London Cares Cares or older people in the area, now is the time.

Let's work together to keep our older neighbours connected, even in a scary and disconnecting time.


Let's make 'Staying connected: COVID-19 match-funded appeal' happen

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