Rutherford Cross Charity Football Tournament
Fundraising for Good Morning Service
We build friendships + are safety-net alert to connect, save and value older people.
Charity Registration No. SC031960
Social isolation can increase the risk of mortality by almost 50%, even after underlying health conditions are accounted for. With daily phone calls we build trust and meaningful relationships to combat loneliness: "It makes my day to feel wanted." Jim, 75. "Because of my Good Morning Calls I feel I am in the world." Irene, 85. "When the phone rings and they say 'hello', it is a better tonic right away than all the tablets I swallow." Ann, 86. We also alert a next of kin/ police when someone fails to answer our Good Morning Call. "You saved my life when you sent help that day - literally." Janet, 77. "My legs have collapsed before but I don't worry about that now because when I need help you're always there. It's very reassuring. The befrienders are my link to the outside world." Alan, 72.