See how Befriended has been at work…

Happy Christmas to you and your loved onesWe have so much to look forward to this month.  Our Christmas special afternoon tea on the 4th of December at Gateway Baptist Church.  If you have never been before, come along and…

Featured on BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey

God was definitely at work when we had an unexpected request to speak all about our Befriended Blankets on the radio on Sunday morning! Have a listen here...

Community Grant for Befriended Balance

We’re in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. Tesco customers will now vote in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath stores during October and November…

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On 8th of September we all heard the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.   Our Sovereign Queen and Defender of the Faith had died after a lifetime of service to God and her Country.  We give thanks to…

Meet our new Chaplains

On the 10th November, Befriended commissioned four Anna Chaplains at our wonderful event which we will tell you all about later in the newsletter. Theodora, Clare, Will and Gail were licensed as chaplains and the service was led by Bishop…

Befriended November 2021

It's cold, it's dark, you may be on your own - well we invite you to come and join us, grab a cup of tea, snuggle up warm and have a little read of what's going on in the life of Befriended. It's that time of year when Strictly is getting…

Afternoon Tea with Befriended

With the start of a brand new term, we have a brand new monthly event that we are delighted to invite you to and we would love if you could spread the word! On the first Sunday of every month Gateway Baptist Church will be hosting us for…

A Year of Change at Befriended

Over the last year, many things have changed in Befriended, in every area, we have new team, new trustees, new services and many many new clients and volunteers. We have just sent out a newsletter to everyone on our mailing list (if you…

A return to in-person Befriending

As national restrictions are lifting, the trustees have been in discussions and have agreed a simple but safe way forward.  If you would like to go back to either visiting your befriendee or you would like to see your befriender…

Did you know that in the UK?

1 in 3 older people are affected by loneliness;1 in 10 of the entire older population say they often feel lonely;Half of all older people in the UK consider TV to be their main form of company;Over half a million older people leave their house…