Huge Congratulations to Gail Millar our CEO and Founder on being crowned a Coronation Champions Award.

The #CoronationChampionsAwards, launched by @RoyalVoluntaryService, is all about celebrating the work of extraordinary people who make a difference in their community across the UK. A total of 500 volunteers have been selected as Coronation Champions and will receive an official Coronation Champions pin badge, a signed certificate from Their Majesties, and an invite to a Coronation Garden Party on the 3rd of May at Buckingham Palace.

Congratulations all and we hope you enjoy your celebrations!

Find out more about the awards here:

“I am so delighted that Gail, and the work of Befriended, has received this recognition from His Majesty the King. Isolation and loneliness are a cause of deep suffering in the lives of huge numbers of older people across Sussex, and Gail has worked with inspirational passion to bring the blessing of connection and companionship to so many people.”

“Jules supports the work of Befriended. She said, “I am so delighted that Gail has received this award. She gives so much of herself to others with such love and compassion, making a difference to real lives. It is a joy to see her honoured today for all that she does.”

“Congratulations Gail on your well deserved award, it speaks volumes to have all the work you have done and continue to do through Befriended recognised.  We are privileged to be partners with Befriended.”

Befriended is a charity born out of a desire and passion for making a difference in the lives of lonely, isolated older people living in Mid Sussex. We’ve been a registered Charity, since 2017, and offer a range of services include face to face befriending, care and residential home visits by our chaplaincy team, community events, monthly afternoon teas, bereavement courses, and Befriended Balance; a weekly exercise class for the over 65s.

Upcoming Events

At Befriended we run a series of regular and one off events all year around. Please see our Events page for a full list of our upcoming events.