FDC Fight Loneliness

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT LONELINESS.

Cambridgeshire Timebanking is launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to help fight loneliness in and around Cambridgeshire.

Currently, over 29,000 people over the age of 65 live alone in Cambridgeshire and it is not only older people who are affected by loneliness. Cambridgeshire Timebanking will use any funds raised to hold coffee mornings, social groups, trips out and walking groups. Timebanking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. Each timebank is different and reflects its members, the visions they have for their community, and what they choose to offer and receive. Cambridgeshire Timebanking Partnership includes eight timebanks and over 500 members who have given more than 16,000 hours. For each hour that someone helps another person in their community they can ‘Bank’ and hour for when they need help. We know that everyone has something to offer – skills and wisdom to pass on to their community, whatever their age. An hour at a coffee morning, a weekly walk with a fellow timebank member or helping with DIY can help break the silence of the day.

Are you interested in finding out how to set up a timebank, or would you like to support our Crowdfunder? Contact Gerry.cano@chsgroup.org.uk  – 0300 111 3555.