We did it
On 30th May 2020 we successfully raised £29,465 ( + est. £1050.00 Gift Aid ) with 36 supporters in 64 days

Our national helpline connects those who are lonely, hungry or need specialist help to local churches or services during the COVID-19 crisis

by YourNeighbour.org in London, England, United Kingdom

We hit the news! On Easter weekend we featured on BBC news, the Telegraph, and in the Mail Online. You can watch the full BBC clip here:

Our goal is to raise £250,000 to provide support to people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. This global pandemic presents the UK with our greatest peacetime challenge. Over the next months, millions of people will face prolonged periods of social isolation, financial hardship and a severe reduction in public services.

Telegraph article: 12/04/20Through these difficult days, YourNeighbour.org will connect people who need help with local churches that can lend a hand. YourNeighbour.org will reassure the anxious and provide practical support for those who find themselves alone and helpless. YourNeighbour.org will also work to alleviate pressure from other, already overstretched, public services. 

Our partners include the Churches Together in England, The Salvation Army, the Evangelical Alliance and the Oasis Trust. We are working with government and many other community organisations. Our team includes experts in social work, humanitarian relief, public health, community development, safeguarding and support for vulnerable groups.

With the expertise of our team and the support of local churches and communities we are deploying good neighbours across the UK, But to do this, we really need your help!

We need to raise £250k. This will enable us to provide: 

  • A telephone helpline where people in need can find support 
  • A trained team to support individuals that most need help
  • A live network of more than 1000 churches and community groups that can offer help in a quick, safe and effective manner in every community
  • An army of volunteers befriending and phoning isolated individuals, delivering food and prescription medicines and looking after neighbours in need

In the week before Easter, 500 church leaders signed the Easter pledge to the nation to say that although church doors are closed, the Churches’ work for the community continues. In fact, they are standing up and serving their communities, villages, towns and cities. These church leaders include the Bishops of Durham, Gloucester, Bristol, Truro, Swindon, Willesden and Stepney, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Southwark, Glyn Barrett of Audacious Church and the Leader of Assemblies of God, Les Isaacs, Ecumenical Canon of Southwark Cathedral and Rev’d Nicky Gumbel of Holy Trinity Brompton.

At a time when many are in need of a Good Samaritan, with your help, YourNeighbour.org will encourage, support and deploy thousands of good neighbours through local churches across the UK.

Please support us today!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Thank you for your support!

We are so grateful for your support – you’re helping us ensure no-one is alone, and support communities in crisis.

£25 or more

Someone is no longer lonely thanks to you

Thank you – you’ve helped us connect a person in need to a local church for a friendly chat (or 5, or 10!) You’re helping us fight loneliness and isolation at this time.

£50 or more

Provide specialist services

Thank you! Those in need can get access to specialist services like bereavement and mental health counselling through our helpline.

£100 or more

Wow - that's a lot of chats!

You have helped us connect 10 lonely people to local churches near them! That could be up to 100 chats. You're rolling back loneliness at this time. Thank you!

£500 or more

What a banquet!

Thank you, you've helped us connect families in need to local churches for help with food collections and deliveries - fresh food is a desperate need, as council food packets only offer tinned goods! That's an awful lot of carrots!

£1,000 or more

You've changed a community in crisis

We are so grateful... you've connected 100 people in need due to loneliness or hunger, to their local church or to specialist services to help them out. That's the size of a small village!

£5,000 or more

Turning the tide

This will enable us to make even more connections for people needing a chat when they're lonely, or help going to the supermarket, or more specialised services to their local church to help them out. Thank you!

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