For Robert, social isolation gradually diminished his life and personality: “I never left my house and I felt no motivation to do anything.”
Britain is the loneliness capital of Europe and social isolation is playing a big part in it. We all know that loneliness affects older people, who find it harder to get out and about, but did you know that an incredible 80% of under 18s have also reported feeling lonely? Despite, and sometimes because of, social media, it seems the people of Britain are finding themselves more lonely and isolated than ever before.
Carr Gomm has had a significant impact in local communities in recent years. Despite the impact of our work, there is still much to do across Scotland. We need your help, and now.
What’s the aim?
We need to raise at least £50,000 by 1st September 2017 to keep our community projects running.
How can we achieve it?
We are looking for 100 people, or teams, to raise £500 each in the most creative, exciting and fun ways possible.
By signing up to the CG 100, you will be part of a fundraising community tackling social isolation and helping to build a more resilient Scotland.
Post-appeal update: our CG100 appeal closed on 1st September 2017 having reached our target of £50,000. A huge thank you to all who fundraised, donated and supported us; every penny raised has been used to fund our vital community projects and activities which tackle loneliness and isolation across Scotland. You can read more about how we have spent the money here.
Amount raised: £50,000