A pen pal scheme for young people and the isolated elderly in BCP, was devised during the first lockdown by local teenagers to tackle the loneliness that they and older people experience. 

The project aims to bring ‘sunshine in an envelope’ with letters, cards, and small items (art, poems etc.) sent through the post or by email.

If you are aged 14 to 18, and live in the Poole, Bournemouth or Christchurch area you can take part in this initiative! 

If you or someone you know would like to take part email us at [email protected] or call the office 01202 466130. You can also look at our Instagram page @_yours__sincerley_

Take a look at our video

We worked with our young volunteers to make this video about volunteering and our pen pal project.