Christmas Appeal

Loneliness – the cruelest companion

“At 72 years old I thought I was facing the end, but now it feels more like a beginning”.
Margaret age 75

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As we grow older we crave the comfort and support of the ones we love. Our family. Our friends. Our neighbours.
But sadly, right now, 80,000 elderly people over the age of 75 are living alone in Ireland. Today they are facing into another Christmas with nobody to talk to and nowhere to go.

Their days are silent and their nights are long and lonely – but you can help with our Christmas Appeal – help us reach those who are lonely this Christmas:

Ways to help:



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Gift Card:
Why not send a gift card this year a truly valuable gift to family and friends telephone: 01-8731855 or email deborah@friendsoftheelderly.ie to place your order




Donate by phone:
Just call 01-8731855




Donate by Post:
Please send cheques to Freepost DN7051, Friends of the Elderly, 25 Bolton Street, Dublin 1




Donate at Bank
Bank: Bank of Ireland, Blackrock, Co. Dublin A/C Name: Friends of the Elderly A/C Number: 61686579 Sort Code: 90 10 28 Bic: BOFIIE2D IBAN IE09 BOFI 9010 2861 6865 79