Befriending Week 2020

27 October 2020

Every year, Befriending Week is celebrated from 1-7 November and this year we celebrate everything #BefriendingIs

Befriending Week 2020Befriending Week is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the positive impact befriending makes in communities and in people’s lives. It is also a time to share with the wider public what befriending is, who it is for, how to get involved and the ways in which your organisation is tackling loneliness and social isolation through befriending.

The effects of loneliness and the importance of connection and kindness have never been so present in the news and in the public eye. This combined with the amazing dedication befriending organisations and their volunteers have demonstrated since the pandemic began, makes Befriending Week 2020 even more significant. It is a time to thank volunteers and staff for their support.

The campaign is an opportunity to let befriendees know they are cared about. It is a chance to raise awareness about the transformative impact of befriending and encourage others to get involved. That is why this year Befriending Week celebrates everything #BefriendingIs.

How can you celebrate?

Download the Befriending Week Resources:
Befriending Networks have put together a Resource Pack that includes social media graphics, celebration ideas plus more. Download Resource Pack here

Share your plans
Tell Befriending Networks your plans for the week and tag them in your social media posts. Facebook: @BefriendingNetworks, Twitter: @Befriendingnet