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Bridgend council's befriending help call for over-50s

This week is National Befriending week and Bridgend council are searching for more volunteers to join its Community Companions Befriending Scheme.

The project - financed by the council and the Big Lottery Fund - is aimed at helping people over the ago of 50, some of whom go days or weeks without seeing another person.

The scheme has attracted a lot of interest from the older community in Bridgend who are waiting to be linked up to volunteers.

Sheila is 73 and is waiting to be joined up with a "friend".

  • 02 Nov 2012