Our #onemorecard campaign aims to encourage you to drop a Christmas card into a neighbour who you think maybe on their own or lonely.
So, when you buy your cards this year please consider throwing another pack into the basket.
Kate Leaver, author of The Friendship Cure
When you post a card to someone, it’s not just a card it’s a smile in an envelope.
After all cards are physical reminders that people do care and it’s often when the cards start arriving that we begin to feel festive and connected to friends, family and our wider community.
We’ve enlisted the help of 96 year-old veteran Harry Winters to launch our #onemorecard campaign. He was the lucky recipient of 500 cards last year after a friend put a call out on social media asking people to send Harry some Christmas cheer.
Imagine how many more spirits can be lifted if we each add another name or two to our Christmas card list. Knowing that you’ve made a difference to somebody’s day will lift you too.
We all know somebody we could send that extra card to and you don’t need to know their name… perhaps it’s the lady that gets on at your bus stop that smiles when she sees your familiar face, the old man walking the dog at the same time each day or a lonely neighbour. Don’t be shy, here’s your excuse to make that connection.
Join us on social media as we encourage each other to write #onemorecard.
We recently met a lady who volunteered as a Leader with our unit 50 years ago. She still lives locally, and so our girls wrote Christmas cards for her with some lovely messages inside. #onemorecard #girlguiding #christmascheer pic.twitter.com/VGKlD9cKAR— 3rdSouthBattersea (@3rdSBGuides) 14 December 2018
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873,000 elderly people are not contacted at Christmas, this year we have taken part in #onemorecard to help reduce the feeling of loneliness @closetohand 45 cards have been hand delivered to Chamberlain Court Care Home today from AV Trinity. We nominate @trinitytheatretw @warnerslaw @crippslaw #elderley #finance #christmas #card #helping #charity
If this has inspired you to want to help older people in your local community on an ongoing basis, then register as a Home Helper.