Thank you Diane Claridge, our Development Officer!

Mon 10 Jan 2022


"After working for 18 years in the voluntary sector, the last 5 with Befriending Networks, I have decided to take retirement at the end of March 2022.  I have loved every minute of the past five years, seen a lot of changes in the sector and met some incredible people.  It has been a real privilege to be part of the national focus on tackling loneliness and social isolation and something which will always be close to my heart.  I am looking forward to spending more time with friends and family, looking after grandchildren, and hopefully some travelling when things are a little safer!" Diane Claridge, Development Officer.

"Diane has been the inspirational driving force developing our services to members across England. She leaves the service with secure funding for the next 4 years and over 230 members - a fantastic legacy!  We will miss her from our wee team but wish her the happiest of retirement, when the time comes." Sarah Van Putten, Chief Executive