Two ‘Age Cymru’ messages.

Macmillan Cancer Support.

FYI a new service is being provided by Macmillan Cancer throughout the UK.

There is now a new free service, which Macmillan has developed to support people living with and affected by cancer at this difficult time –Macmillan Telephone Buddies.  

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. Their Telephone Buddy Service offers a listening ear, befriending and signposting to Macmillan services and other local and national sources of further support.  A trained and understanding volunteer will be matched up with someone who would benefit from their support, providing a weekly call – arranged at times to suit both parties. 

For anyone who’s interested in receiving this support, there are a couple of easy steps to take (as below).  They welcome self-referrals or from a third party (with permission) on someone’s behalf:

  1. Follow the link below:

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/telephone-buddies

2. Sign up to register interest by giving a few basic details

Following these steps, a Macmillan colleague will get in touch to find out more, and then find a Telephone Buddy volunteer who suits the support needs discussed. The Buddy will call weekly for up to 12 weeks, depending on needs and what works best.

From home to Homes” scheme by BBC and Age Cymru.

Have you got a relative in a care home or family member who can’t leave their house during lockdown who loves music?

Today BBC are launching a new series of live, digital concerts in partnership with Age Cymru called ‘From Home to Homes’. Running every other Tuesday at 11am from Tuesday 16th June, and lasting approximately 30 minutes, these concerts will feature BBC NOW musicians performing well known and much-loved music that everyone will enjoy from their home to yours. These joyful concerts are a chance to connect with our orchestra players and listen to live performances that will lift the spirits, so please share this post with anyone you think might enjoy these concerts!

To sign up for a concert either complete the online form at https://bit.ly/3dRwAik, or if you are unable to complete the form yourself, please email us at now@bbc.co.uk or call 07714 637979 on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 2-4pm where a member of BBC NOW staff can assist you.

Peter McIlroy

Practical Services Manager Age Cymru Dyfed


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