Letter: Friends of the elderly

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For many people, Christmas is a time to spend with family, friends and loved ones, sharing laughs, gifts and good food.

But with an estimated 35% of older people affected by loneliness in East Riding of Yorkshire, the festive season may not be this merry for some older residents.

National charity Friends of the Elderly is the official partner of Community Christmas and is encouraging people in East Riding of Yorkshire to Be a Friend by organising local activities so no older person will be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be.

For more information, please visit www.fote.org.uk/Christmas.

Amanda Fletcher

Friends of the Elderly