Two charities have joined forces to tackle loneliness and isolation across generations.
Age UK and YouthNet are calling on runners to take part in next year's London Marathon to raise money for computer classes for the elderly.
700 young volunteers will be given the opportunity to develop their confidence and learn new skills by sharing their digital experience with 10,000 older people in their local communities.
For more information visit www.runforit.org.uk or call 0800 169 87 87 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A charity in Scotland has called for action to address the "extreme loneliness" suffered by thousands of elderly people.
A survey for the WRVS found 26% of Scots aged 75 who lived alone described themselves as being lonely.
A total of 5% of older people living on their own said they could go for days at a time without speaking to another person.
Over a third (34%) of people aged 65 or over in Great Britain feel lonely, according to new research out today from Age UK and pioneering online young peoples charity YouthNet.
The research also shows that older people aren't necessarily lonely for geographical reasons.