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Help Cyril Flint win £25,000 funding!

Cyril Flint Befrienders have entered this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition to try to win £25,000 funding. Each year the Aviva Community Fund sets different categories of funding pots and invites worthy causes to apply for grants of up to £25,000. The way the competition works is that all projects are shortlisted solely by public vote, […]

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30 Days of Friendship

Cyril Flint Befrienders are launching a #30DaysofFriendship campaign in the run up to Christmas to help raise awareness about the value of friendship, during the festive period and all year round! Christmas is a lovely time of year for many, who enjoy big family get together’s, lots of social events and celebrations, however this isn’t […]

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Spotlight on Social Lites WI

Social Lites WI are another fabulous team participating in our Accumulator Challenge and we want to tell you about the great work they’ve done so far to raise awareness and fundraise for Cyril Flint Befrienders! As part of this year’s WI initiative, all WI’s are committing to taking action to ‘Alleviate Loneliness’. After learning about […]

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Spotlight on Small Group Angels

Our Accumulator Challenge is an event aimed at raising vital funds, as well as awareness of Cyril Flint Befrienders and the work we are doing to combat loneliness and isolation in the elderly residents in Greater Manchester. We were delighted when one of our existing Volunteer Befrienders asked if she could form a group to […]

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Spotlight on Old Trafford Wonder Women WI

Cyril Flint Befrienders launched our first ever Accumulator Challenge earlier this year, where we invited teams to sign up and compete to see who could raise the most funds in a six month period. All teams were given £50 each and tasked to be as creative as possible to turn this into as much money […]

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Spotlight on PHMG

In April this year Cyril Flint Befrienders launched our first ever Accumulator Challenge. We invited teams to sign up and compete to see who could raise the most funds in a six month period. All teams were given £50 each and tasked to be as creative as possible to turn this into as much money […]

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Friendship can make all the difference

Loneliness is often a subject people are afraid to discuss. This could be for several reasons, they could feel embarrassed, ashamed or concerned about making a fuss. People are sometimes concerned that they will be judged, as loneliness is subjective, it cannot be measured in a scientific manner, it is judged by each individuals need […]

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‘You sent me an angel!’

‘I started to feel lonely after my wife of 60 years passed away. I live on a busy main road and would see cars and people passing by my house all day, but nobody would knock on my door to say hello. I felt very low indeed. I saw a leaflet about Cyril Flint Befrienders […]

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Gift an hour of your time!

In the spirit of the festive season, many people reflect upon their life over the course of the past year and choose to give the gift of their time, dedicating it to those who are less fortunate. If you are able to find an hour during the hustle and bustle this festive season, we want […]

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National Befriending Week 2016

This year National Befriending Week is being celebrated 1st – 7th November. We firstly want to say a huge, huge thank you to all of our volunteer befrienders for the time they dedicate to helping combat loneliness and isolation in the community. It’s a very saddening fact that many older people find themselves feeling alone, […]