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Raise awareness of befriending on World Friendship Day

Raise awareness of befriending on World Friendship Day

Show off your pink and purple outfits on 30 July to support b:friend

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New Charity T-shirt collection to tackle loneliness

New Charity T-shirt collection to tackle loneliness

Now extended until 26th July 2024 No one should have no one. Over 3.8 million people in the UK were […]

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b:friend is announced as Dyce Energy's Charity of the Year

b:friend is announced as Dyce Energy's Charity of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Dyce Energy has chosen b:friend as their charity of the year. The Rotherham-based energy […]

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Volunteer Experience Survey: Turning feedback into actions

Volunteer Experience Survey: Turning feedback into actions

Last year, we asked our befrienders to complete a Volunteer Experience Survey to gain insights into how we can continue […]

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Celebrating Global Intergenerational Week

Celebrating Global Intergenerational Week

24th – 30th April is Global Intergenerational Week, an annual campaign that encourages everyone to embrace intergenerational practices and highlights […]

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b:friend wins Intelligent Pensions' Charity Poll

b:friend wins Intelligent Pensions' Charity Poll

We are delighted to announce that b:friend won Intelligent Pensions’ recent charity poll. Thank you to all of our supporters, […]

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March Befriending story: Laura & Janet

March Befriending story: Laura & Janet

“She is like a breath of fresh air.”

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Growing our team in Derbyshire

Growing our team in Derbyshire

We are thrilled to welcome to b:friend our new Derbyshire Befriending Coordinator, Rachael Mullen.

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B:friend brings together over 150 older neighbours for a big Christmas Celebration

B:friend brings together over 150 older neighbours for a big Christmas Celebration

This year, b:friend hosted a special Christmas Party for the older community at Parklands Sports & Social Club in Doncaster. […]

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Christmas Appeal🎄

Christmas Appeal🎄

Give the Gift of Friendship to an Older Neighbour this Christmas No one should have to spend Christmas alone. 🌟Celebrate […]

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Eileen's Casserole Lamb Chops recipe from b:tasty

Eileen's Casserole Lamb Chops recipe from b:tasty

Try Daffy’s Casserole Lamb Chops Recipe from older neighbour Eileen from our cookbook, b:tasty – Recipes and stories from the […]

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Order the b:tasty cookbook

Order the b:tasty cookbook

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas present? Look no further! We are very excited to launch our charity’s very […]

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Launching our first cookbook: b:tasty - Recipes and stories from the b:friend community

Launching our first cookbook: b:tasty - Recipes and stories from the b:friend community

We are very excited to announce that on 28 November 2023, we are releasing our charity’s very first cookbook: b:tasty […]

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The story of Jean's Lemon Curd from the b:tasty cookbook

https://youtu.be/Xww_nmYC9_4 Learn about the special story behind older neighbour Jean’s Lemon Curd recipe from b:friend’s cookbook, b:tasty – recipes and […]

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Lloyd's Salt Fish & Ackee recipe from the b:tasty cookbook

https://youtu.be/lLSZOP3k4CQ Try older neighbour Lloyd’s Salt Fish & Ackee from b:friend’s cookbook, b:tasty – recipes and stories from the b:friend […]

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Welcome to the team, Laura!

Welcome to the team, Laura!

Laura Coucom recently joined b:friend as the charity’s new Befriending Coordinator. The team celebrated her first day with a b:friend […]

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Ey Up Duck Banger Rally Fundraiser Across Europe

Ey Up Duck Banger Rally Fundraiser Across Europe

Sol and James Cowie recently completed the mighty ‘Saint Tropez or Bust’ Banger Rally Challenge across Europe to raise money […]

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The big reveal: Strata raising 145k for b:friend

The big reveal: Strata raising 145k for b:friend

Doncaster-based construction company, Strata, raised £145,000 for b:friend as their charity of the year.  Strata organised a series of events […]

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