Our client, Stannah, recently donated £40,000 to The Silver Line. The charity provides telephone support and a befriending service for older or lonely people. It was launched by journalist and broadcaster Esther Rantzen after she talked openly about the loneliness she often felt when she was ' home alone' after a busy day, when her thoughts would turn to her former life before the death of her husband.
This admission sparked an overwhelming response from older people who shared her experience.
The charity appealed to me having seen first hand how lonely my own mother felt, no matter how hard the family tried.