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Pledge your time and help someone lonely with 1 Million Minutes

Matt Goss sings the Elvis Presley classic ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ to support our #1MillionMinutes campaign.

Pledging your time can be as little as committing 60 minutes only to 2 hours a week, or 3 hours a month. Scroll down and sign up to the opportunity you want with the charity you want to volunteer with.

1 Million Minutes is our winter campaign to help raise awareness of loneliness in the UK through volunteering. So give the gift of time this Christmas. Pledge as little as 60 minutes of your time to help someone who is lonely with our 1 Million Minutes campaign.

This year our campaign is focusing on volunteering your time to help someone who is lonely through loss. Whether it's bereavement, separation, dementia, ill health or disability, we just want to help end loneliness with your help.

GMB have teamed up with six charities who all work with people who are lonely. Alzheimer's society, Grief Encounter, The Not Forgotten, The Silver Line, Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) and the Princes Trust.

All you need to do is hit our pledge button below and tell us how much time you have to commit, then scroll down and sign up to the charity you want to volunteer with.

Matt Goss says Christmas is 'challenging' after mum and sister's tragic deaths

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Matt Goss has revealed he often struggled with feeling lonely following the death of his family members during an interview with Good Morning Britain as part of the 1 Million Minutes campaign.

The 51-year-old singer, who shot to fame with his brother Luke Goss in the famed band Bros, lost his sister Carolyn following a tragic car accident at the height of their fame in 1988.

The famed duo then suffered more tragedy when they lost their mum Carol to breast cancer in 2014.

Speaking of their loss, Matt said: "This time of year is strange, you don't want it to be [lonely] because it is a very festive time and a very family-oriented time. So this period is challenging for me because we had so many rituals with my mother and she was my home."

Talking about grieving the loss of his sister, Matt told Piers: "As you get older you start to think, 'what would happen if my sister was here?' She would have children, I would be an uncle. You start thinking about what it would have been."

GMB poll reveals true cost of loneliness

Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign is encouraging viewers to pledge 60 minutes of their time.

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A third of health professionals say that patients see them more regularly because of loneliness.

Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign is encouraging viewers to pledge 60 minutes of their time to help a friend, family member or someone in their community who is lonely after a survey conducted by Pulse magazine revealed the strain loneliness is having on the NHS.

A new survey of 1334 health professionals working in GP surgeries in the UK revealed more than a quarter of health professionals (27%) believe their time and NHS resources are majorly drained by treating lonely people.

Nearly a third (32% ) confessed they regularly see patients who come to them because they are just lonely.

One in six (16%) said loneliness is at epidemic proportions in today's society compared with just 10 years ago with 63% responding that loneliness is a much bigger problem in today's society than a decade ago.

Pledge your time with Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes here

Eight-year-old is 'happier' after meeting other children through a bereavement charity

On Monday, Good Morning Britain launched the 1 million minutes campaign asking viewers to give the gift of time for someone who might be lonely.

GMB has teamed up with six charities who all work with people who are lonely. Alzheimer's society, Grief Encounter, The Not Forgotten, The Silver Line, Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) and the Princes Trust.

On the show, we were joined by the adorable Sophia who sadly lost her mother Shanifa to breast cancer when she was just three years old. She was joined by her father Asif and they both praised how Grief Encounter has helped them after their loss.