There are more than 1 million older people who are chronically lonely. Yet it only takes a minute to make someone’s day.
Christmas and the New Year is one of the loneliest times for older people. That’s why Good Morning Britain is launching our 1 Million Minutes campaign to ask you to pledge just 30 minutes of your time to help an older person.
So what do I need to do?
Pledge as much time as you can offer using the buttons below
Once you have decided how much time you can give, make sure you pick one of the opportunities below. If that involves volunteering with one of our charities, make sure you click through on their name to register your interest and find out more.
1 Million Minute Pledging Options
...30 minutes a week?
Pledge to volunteer with The Silver Line to befriend and speak to one older person on the phone weekly
In the run up to Christmas and beyond, pledge to make a regular phone call or visit to an older friend or family member.
Pledge to volunteer for Age UK's telephone befriending service, Call in Time, and have a regular friendly chat on the phone with an older person
...60 minutes a week?
Share with @Age_UK, your pledge to make two or three visits to an older family member or friend in the run up to Christmas
Pledge to volunteer with The Silver Line to befriend and speak to two older people on the phone weekly
Over the Christmas period, pledge to spend some time teaching an older friend or family member how to use a digital tool like Skype or FaceTime.