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Get involved

How your business or organisation can join us

Join us from 10 - 16 June 2024

Marmalade Trust is an award-winning loneliness charity that launched Loneliness Awareness Week in 2017. Each June, millions of people from every part of society take part across the UK and globally. This year, join individuals, businesses, schools, charities, governments and public figures to raise awareness and empower everyone to find new connections. 

 

Our theme, Random Acts of Connection, encourages everyone to increase those simple, everyday moments of connection which help us feel happier, less lonely and increase our sense of belonging. 

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The power of micro connections
Do you feel uplifted when you exchange a smile with a stranger in the street? How about making small talk about the weather with the person behind the till at your local shop because it feels natural and like a nice thing to do?

You might not know these people very well or even know their names, but
research shows these moments of connection can significantly affect our happiness and sense of belonging. For Loneliness Awareness Week, we're encouraging everyone to increase those simple, everyday moments of connection!
How to get involved

Connect with your team​

  • Coffee morning

  • Walk in the park 

  • Pub lunch 

  • Group meditation session 

  • Games afternoon 

Learn about loneliness ​

  • Grow your understanding with our information pages

  • Put loneliness on a meeting agenda

  • Write a blog post about loneliness on your company website 

Fundraise for our charity

 

  • Charity Bake Sale

  • Dress down day

  • Silent auction

  • Connection challenges 

  • Charity lunch or breakfast

  • Donate a product or service 

Spread the word online

 

  • Download our social media graphics and posters below

  • Use our hashtags on social media: #RandomActsOfConnection and #LonelinessAwarenessWeek

Download graphics to share

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Get involved by posting on social media with ready-to-go captions and graphics.

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Download posters to spread the word about events during Loneliness Awareness Week. 

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Host an event

Add your workplace activity to the Connection Map, even if it's a closed event, to show everyone how you're getting involved in Loneliness Awareness Week.

Fundraise or support us

Supporting our important work is a brilliant way to get involved with Loneliness Awareness Week and connect with your team and customers. 

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From sponsored runs to film nights and cake sales, fundraising is a brilliant way to support our charity and connect with others.

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By supporting us, you'll help us reach even more people, raise more awareness and create a happier, less lonely society. 

Recent campaign champions

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Heineken are passionate supporters of our mission and got involved with fundraising and raising awareness with customers and their team. 

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Sky joined the campaign by hosting a 7-day programme of events, activities and initiatives designed to encourage people to reach out and connect. 

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Famileo joined in by donating £1 for every new subscriber and promoting  Loneliness Awareness Week through an integrated digital campaign.

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"It showed how just having a coffee with somebody (and cake) can make such a positive impact on your life, and start new friendships. Without the Loneliness Awareness Week initiative, life would have bumbled along as normal, not knowing how good it was go get to know new people."

Graham Carrington, BT

Learn about loneliness

Loneliness is a normal human emotion. By building our understanding, we can help ourselves and others manage the feeling.

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Our comprehensive guide covers everything from the definition of loneliness to who experiences it and its long-term effects. 

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The power of micro connections

Do you feel uplifted when you exchange a smile with a stranger? Micro connections can have a significant effect on our happiness.

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View all information pages

Discover expert guides on everything from how to feel more connected to how to have open conversations about loneliness. 

Join our social community

Taking part in Loneliness Awareness Week can be as simple as connecting on social media. Share your story with our hashtags: #RandomActsOfConnection  #LonelinessAwarenessWeek

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • TikTok
  • Youtube
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