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PM supports campaign tackling loneliness | “Give someone a bell this Christmas”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with fiancée Carrie Symonds have backed the Sun’s ‘Christmas Together’ campaign, tackling loneliness this festive season.

Mr Johnson stated: “Carrie and I are delighted to be supporting the Sun’s fantastic Christmas Together campaign - which aims to lift the spirits of anyone who is feeling lonely this Christmas.

“Sometimes all it takes is a simple phone call, or the offer to run some errands to brighten up someone’s day and let them know people care.

“Earlier this week we spoke to Christine, who has been supported by regular phone calls during the pandemic, and also we spoke to Chitra, a volunteer who helps by giving those people a ring.

“We’ve seen an incredible outpouring of kindness and compassion this year, and by pulling together again in that spirit we can stop people feeling lonely.

“I want to urge everyone to think about those who might be alone this Christmas.

“Whether that’s by taking part in the Christmas Together campaign – run in conjunction with the Royal Voluntary Service - or downloading the NHS Volunteer Responders App.

“Or by thinking about anyone you know who could do with hearing a friendly voice or having a bit of extra support.

“This year has been tough on everyone, but it has been doubly – quadruply – tough on those struggling with loneliness and those who have had to take extra care to keep safe from the virus.

“And so sometimes, simply hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the phone, can help immeasurably – even if it’s just for a moment or two.

“So let’s give someone a bell this Christmas.

“And together, let’s help make a difference.”

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