SLT Coffee Morning introduces Befriending Service

Above – Islington Mayor Dave Poyser with, from left: Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT Chief Executive; Faye Ienco and Lauren Harrington from Macquarie Investment Bank; Friday Evening Event volunteer Julia Howe; Beth Wilkes from British Medical Journal; Frances Whitehouse, SLT Participant Ambassador; Alan Thomas of BMJ; and SLT Volunteer Co-Ordinator Ahmed Qazi.

SLT’s annual Coffee Morning was another bustling affair, attracting dozens of Christmas bargain hunters and raising almost £700.

It was also the occasion to introduce SLT’s new Befriending Service, which will match isolated, vulnerable people with volunteers who can visit them or accompany them to activities.

“It will be about getting people out and avoiding social isolation” said Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT’s  Chief Executive. “We feel our other services are now well established and we want to grow and do something new and worthwhile”.

The Befriending Project will be launched in 2019.

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