Every October we hold our Big Letter Write but this year we're doing it a little differently. This October, we're asking you all to write just one extra letter to someone living with cancer, be they a loved one or a stranger through our Donate A Letter programme. And to support you to do this, we're going to be posting letter writing prompts and ideas on our social media throughout the month. But more than that, we're also holding a free online letter writing workshop on Thur
World Postcard Day is the perfect excuse to connect with a loved one, penpal, relative or even a stranger. We are going to be at London's Postal Museum cafe (free to enter) on 1st October writing postcards for our Donate A Letter programme and we'd love for you to pop in and write one with us - either for someone you know or for us. And if you can't make the Museum we'll be doing a Postcard Writing Instagram Live so you can make sure you don't miss out. When: Friday 1st Octob
We're delighted to share that we have been awarded a grant by the Lottery Community Fund (Local Connections Fund) which is specifically designed to reduce loneliness in communities. This means that we can run a pilot project for something we have been wanting to do for a while - create a service whereby our Donate A Letter recipients can write a thank you letter back to their letter writer. In a survey we conducted, 75% of our letter recipients said they would welcome the opp
This year our co-founder Alison has taken on her biggest fundraising challenge yet - running from Lands End to John O'Groats over the course of the year. Due to lockdown she hasbeen doing the running 'virtually' - running round her local area and tracking her miles on her Lands End to John O'Groats App. And she was doing very well... At 588 miles of the 874, she was well into Scotland, and she'd even incorporated a Duathlon But after over 8 months of constant running, Alison'
We wanted to share a couple of our favourite summer letters with you. This one from Alix reminds us why we love ice cream. Hello you Have you heard an ice cream van yet this year? To me, that’s the first indication of summer. Forget your BBQs and your tennis, when I first hear the tinny sound of the ice cream van chimes on my parents’ estate, I know summer has finally arrived. The ice cream man’s name is Frank., though I’m not 100% sure it’s his real name but it’s what every