Hi, I'm Steve Maule, Chairman of Good Morning Service. My fellow board member Derek Lauder and I will be tackling Ben Nevis on the 9th of September. We'd love you to support our efforts by making a donation to Good Morning via this page or text 'GMSS99' along with the amount, to 70070 - simple!
We have a target of £4000.00 which is the sum needed to provide our clients with a Christmas Hamper. The Hampers are a welcome lift for our clients at what can be a difficult time of year. The majority of our clients live alone and may see no-one else outside our volunteers over the festive period. Being able to provide them with a box of goods and supplies, and spend some time with them having a chat and a cup of tea makes all the difference to them.
Please help us with whatever you can manage, it will be greatly appreciated
Here are a few words about why the Charity is needed;
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.
Good Morning Service also alert a next of kin/ police when someone fails to answer their phone: "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.