Fiona visited the ALONE website after seeing a poster which made her think about what she could do to help older people suffering from isolation and loneliness. Fiona decided that she wanted to give back and connect with an older person through the Befriending Service.
I was matched with Mary in April 2013. When I first went to meet her, I felt quite nervous but it didn’t take long for us to feel comfortable together. Within a couple of weeks there was no stopping the chats between us.
Fiona loves Mary’s openness and warm-hearted nature. She finds the time together hugely rewarding and believes she gets just as much out of the visits as Mary does.
Every time I leave her house I have a smile on my face and always have something sweet to chuckle about when I think about her during the week.