Cyril Flint Befrienders compete to win £25,000 to combat loneliness!

Each year the Aviva Community Fund sets different categories of funding pots and invites worthy causes to apply for grants of up to £25,000. The way the competition works is that all projects are shortlisted solely by public vote, and the voting is currently open to the public until 20th November. We have applied for £25,000 to help towards […]

Race nights, choir evenings and bee hunts to end loneliness…

We’re still counting the coins and adding the total together but we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the teams who participated in our 2018 Accumulator Challenge! Our teams hugely varied from corporate teams, to individual fundraisers getting help from friends and family and each and every person involved has dedicated […]

We’re hiring! New Community Fundraiser position

Cyril Flint Befrienders With over 5 million elderly people living on their own, and around two fifths (around 3.9 million) of all older people citing television as their main source of company, loneliness is an ever-present problem within our community (Campaign To End Loneliness). Cyril Flint, an elderly pensioner living on his own in the […]

Help us combat loneliness in Cumbria!

Meet Leanne Hi, I’m the Registered Care Manager for the Human Support Group in Cumbria. The company provides domiciliary care to older residents and myself and my carers are able to see first-hand how truly lonely some of the local residents are. Although our care staff are able to build up a great rapport with […]

Marc Riley – Cyril Flint’s new Patron

Cyril Flint Befrienders Welcomes Marc Riley as Patron ‘I first became aware of Cyril in the November of 2011. I trundled off into the kitchen only to find my wife Trace sat at the table, reading the local paper, in what I can only describe as a ‘heap’. Now knowing my Trace it could well […]

Meet the teams!

Meet the Teams! Our 2018 Accumulator Challenge launched on 2nd April and we wanted to introduce this years’ teams! All have signed up to take part in our 6 month challenge, whereby the charity gives them £50 to turn into as much money as possible via smart and creative investment and money making schemes! Last […]

It’s back – Accumulator Challenge 2018

After the success of our first ever Accumulator Challenge in 2017, in which 10 groups raised over £6000, Cyril Flint Befrienders are launching our next challenge and hoping to beat last years’ total! We are inviting people to join as teams, either with colleagues, friends or family,  to see how much money you can raise […]

Free learning for Cyril Flint Befrienders

We’ve teamed up with Stephenson College to offer free work-book based course to our volunteers. This is an opportunity to complete a Level 2 course free of charge. The courses are work-book based, so can be completed in your own time to fit around other commitments. There are a variety of Level 2 courses available, […]

‘An old fashioned Cowboy and a Hi-tech Astronaut’

‘An old fashioned Cowboy and a Hi-tech Astronaut’ ‘A bunch of misfits on a hunt for treasure, fighting a family of gangsters on an underground pirate ship’ ‘ A group of 20-somethings regularly meeting in a coffee shop to discuss the ups and downs of their lives’ From Toy Story, to The Goonies, to a […]

Help Cyril Flint win £25,000 funding!

Cyril Flint Befrienders have entered this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition to try to win £25,000 funding. Each year the Aviva Community Fund sets different categories of funding pots and invites worthy causes to apply for grants of up to £25,000. The way the competition works is that all projects are shortlisted solely by public vote, […]

30 Days of Friendship

Cyril Flint Befrienders are launching a #30DaysofFriendship campaign in the run up to Christmas to help raise awareness about the value of friendship, during the festive period and all year round! Christmas is a lovely time of year for many, who enjoy big family get together’s, lots of social events and celebrations, however this isn’t […]

Spotlight on Social Lites WI

Social Lites WI are another fabulous team participating in our Accumulator Challenge and we want to tell you about the great work they’ve done so far to raise awareness and fundraise for Cyril Flint Befrienders! As part of this year’s WI initiative, all WI’s are committing to taking action to ‘Alleviate Loneliness’. After learning about […]