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Charity offers online meet-ups for lonely people

Charity offers online meet-ups for lonely people

by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Friendship group, Mersey District Oddfellows, is inviting anyone struggling with lonliness to join them at one of their regular free online social events.

The group has a diary of upcoming Zoom events, which they can send out to anyone should they get in touch. Some of its public local and national events include:

Every Wednesday at 11am: National Cuppa and Chat, meeting ID: 988 3920 7187

Every Thursday at 2pm: Just-for-fun Thursdays, meeting ID: 988 3920 7187

Mersey Oddfellows Branch Secretary, Margaret Hughes, adds: “It’s been a hard start to 2021 for many. Even though we can’t meet up, we still want to bring a bit of friendly conversation, company and comfort into people’s homes. Having something to look forward to in your day can be a real mood-lifter.

“If you don’t know where to start with using Zoom, drop the event host a line and they’ll happily talk you through it. You just need a good internet connection and a device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer.”

Mersey District Oddfellows, a friendship group with members from across the Liverpool and Wirral area meets regularly to socialise, fundraise and to support each other. To receive a copy of their events diary, contact Margaret Hughes on 0151 639 2777 or email margaret.hughes@oddfellows.co.uk . Future events are also listed online at https://www.oddfellows.co.uk/events.

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