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The Link Visiting Scheme
Fundraising Target: Self-Fund
Contact: Liz McDaniel
Telephone: 07778072843


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Who We Are:

The Link is an award-winning Wokingham charity supporting lonely and socially isolated older people, helped by a large team of dedicated volunteer befrienders.

“My volunteer is a lifeline; her visits are the highlight of my week”


What We Do:

The Link’s solution to the problem of loneliness and isolation is simple and effective. We provide a range of friendship-based services, including telephone-based interim support, long-term one-to-one befriending, and small interest groups, as part of our innovative pathway approach, designed to help someone from a point of crisis to achieving social wellbeing.

The pandemic has only made things worse, and our services are in greater demand than ever before. Amongst our existing clients we have witnessed notable declines in mood, physical mobility, and mental sharpness.

Why We Need You:

Extreme loneliness is a hidden disease which is crippling and causes enormous mental and physical harm. For marginalised older people who are house-bound and lack digital skills, they become withdrawn, lose motivation, their physical and mental health suffers. Not only does social isolation cause immense suffering for those affected, but it also places great pressure on families, carers, health, and social services.


Last year, the Link worked with over 1000 clients with annual service costs of £280,000. It is very important to us that we provide our support free of charge and, as such, fundraising plays a very big part in the work that we do. Your skydive could transform the lives of older people by adding hours of friendship, laughter and fun!





A list of charities that we are partnered with are here for you to select. Some of the charities that we work with have fundraising targets and others are self-funded by yourself, each charity we work with will state if they will contribute to some of your jump cost or if you need to self-fund your own place.


You can book individually or as a group with just a £50 deposit per person on any operational day. Some of the charities we work with have reserved spaces on pre-selected days that you are more than welcome to join.


OK you’re all set – This is now the time to start fundraising for your selected charity, we recommend to set up an online fundraising page as all funds you raise will automatically go to the charity of your choice. Please remember you are unable to use any money raised to pay for your skydive and if you have a target set by the charity you have to hit this 3 weeks before the date of your jump to ensure these funds are online for the charity to see!

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