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This month we hear from two women about the effect befriending has had on their lives, in the lead up to International Women’s Day this month.

Volunteering as a Sutton Befriender helped Elisabete recuperate from her own mental health problems, as well as helping Pat to regain her confidence.

Sutton Befrienders walking tennis group's seven week trial in June and July has proved so successful it will return in September!

Music and Movement 6 week programme by Sutton Befrienders proves hugely popular and a hit with locals looking to make friends, move and have some fun.

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We were delighted to welcome Ellie Simmonds to Sutton to meet some of our activity buddies, filmed for BBC Morning Live in the run up to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

We were delighted to welcome staff from British Airways to learn more about our Activity Buddy programme, funded by Comic Relief.

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Joan and Alice, one of our Sutton Befrienders pairs

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Rosina and Alex, one of our Sutton Befrienders pairs

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How Sutton Befrienders helped J, a young man recovering from a stroke

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Trevor and David, one of our Sutton Befrienders pairs

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There are currently around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. Dementia Friends is a programme led by the Alzheimer's Society to change people's perceptions of dementia and to create dementia-friendly communities.

Andrew and Sue met volunteering in 1971 and have just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary!