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The epidemic has left our main source of income, our care service, deflated. Yet demand for our telephone befriending and shopping services unsurprisingly soared. We now appeal to YOU to ‘join us for a Caring Cuppa’ and help us continue our vital work with a small monthly donation.


£5-50 a month is not much more than what we’d spend on a cup of tea or coffee, sitting in with friends. A cup of tea with someone who asks us how our week was can have tremendous powers, especially for those who live alone. With a monthly donation, you could contribute greatly to our telephone befriending service, which brings smiles and friendship, and relief from loneliness for some of the most vulnerable in society. For some, sadly, it means even more: for those left without care provision during the epidemic, a weekly phone call can be the last connection to the outside world that’s not their family (whoever is lucky enough to have a family.) 


With our Caring Cuppa campaign, we aim to raise £30k by 31st December 2020. That is the equivalent of 12,000 cups of tea!


When clicking ‘Donate’, please don’t forget to tick the ‘Make this a recurring donation’ button.

Here is how you can help:



A cup of tea

A monthly or one-off donation of £5

Several cups of tea to go

A monthly donation of £10 

A cup of tea and biscuit

A monthly donation of £20


One large teapot

A monthly donation of £50

A teapot with cake

If you’d like to make a one-off donation of £100 or more. 

With a donation of £100 or more, donors receive 1 day free on our care package (when a minimum of 2 weeks care is taken within a year of the donation).


Volunteering opportunities

  • Volunteer Fundraising Assistant: 

This role provides the opportunity to become part of the No.1 Be-friending Agency team, working to reduce loneliness and isolation among older people in the aftermath of Covid-19. In a time of need, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to contribute their experience to our fundraising/income-generating activities.

More details here:



There are no vacancies at the moment.

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1 Cadogan Square, 51 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF

0141 465 6998

We are a Scottish Community Interest Company (CIC). Company Registration SC516418