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Get involved

How your charity or group 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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Bring your community together 

From wellbeing choirs and bake-offs to dog walks and a silent disco in a care home, charities and groups have done all sorts over the years during Loneliness Awareness Week! 

 

Young children baked cakes and delivered them to their neighbours, a lovely surprise to those in the neighbourhood. Book clubs started, teenagers met for 'Painting in the Park' and local councils ran 'Chatty Walks'. Libraries held talks, shops ‘put the kettle on’ and babies and new parents made friends for life at baby choirs and baby comedy events. 

Within your team, you could host an event as an opportunity to bond together. Arrange a coffee morning, walk in the park, pub lunch, group meditation session or games evening. Supporting your community to grow their understanding of loneliness and the power of connection is another great way to get involved. Why not write a blog post on your charity or group website that lets everyone know why you're getting involved and why loneliness is an important topic for your organisation?

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 and promote your event 

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Host an event

Add your event or activity to the Connection Map. From coffee mornings and book clubs, to walking clubs and art workshops, there are so many ways to bring people together during Loneliness Awareness Week. 

Campaign champions

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National Trust houses and buildings got involved in Loneliness Awareness Week, offering free ‘meet and greet’ garden tours to bring together the community. 

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Choir of the Earth brought 416 people together to learn, record and perform Louis Armstrong's iconic tune 'What a Wonderful World' online. 

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The City Girl Network spread the word with their worldwide community and held events across the UK during Loneliness Awareness Week.

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Bristol Ferry Boats got involved in raising awareness of loneliness by giving a talk on the topic every day during the campaign and hanging posters on their boats. 

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Together Co got involved by hosting an event for 160 people in their community to celebrate connection and togetherness during Loneliness Awareness Week. 

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Eden Project Communities included the campaign as part of the Month of Community, where we joined other fantastic charity partners. 

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? ‘Weak ties’ 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. 

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"It was an absolute pleasure to be involved and to raise awareness! It is such a brilliant campaign that does so much good."

Together Co.

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

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