Feedback from a younger friend

I asked Ruth* to give me a few things she thinks have changed for her since we met ….She was quick to answer starting with her confidence to talk to strangers – she relayed the first time we ate out and I asked her to order for us both, something she does...

Proof that what we do really does work!

We know that our Older Friends do some amazing work and really improve the lives of the children they help, but it’s always nice to have this re-affirmed. So we were delighted to receive the following feedback from one of our referrers earlier this week. Would you...

Amazing progress report from an Older Friend!

Progress report from an Older Friend.  Our sincere thanks go to the Recessionaires charity who have supported us by sponsoring one of our Younger Friends to have drama lessons. Dear Fiona, Naomi contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I would like to go to a production...

Older Friend Case Study

The lead professional of Younger Friend William, reported recently that she thinks his Older Friend is still very beneficial to him in his last year of primary school. She would be loathed for him to lose Older Friend Matt, in this important year of school. Since the...

An Older Friend from Coleshill writes

I decided to become an Older Friend because I wanted to give something back and I thought the Friendship Project sounded like a very worthwhile charity. I was matched with a younger friend (a twelve year old called Jim, who has learning disabilities) and I have been...

An Older Friend from Warwick writes

My Younger Friend has now reached 16. He and I have been paired since he was 7 years old. We have both enjoyed each other’s company and he has become part of my family, even my three grand daughters love him and will continue to see him. I’ve already said...