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Befrienders Beat Loneliness

01 November 2017

Andy McArthur is one of the volunteer befrienders working with St Andrew’s Hospice Befriending Project, Lanarkshire. He regularly visits William, providing company and companionship.

Before being introduced to the Community Palliative Care Project, William was isolated by his reduced mobility and his illness and admitted to feeling lonely. He loves chatting to people and meeting his befriender has provided company and opportunities to meet others in the local community.

Andy told us about his befriending role and a trip to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with William.

For more information on this article, contact Liz Watson on 0131 261 8799, or email admin@befriending.co.uk.