Brechje’s Story

Brechje has joined Together Co during the Covid-19 crisis as one of our volunteer phone befrienders. She also delivers food shopping and urgent supplies to our member across Brighton & Hove on her bike.

Brechje

Speaking to friends over the phone is almost a therapy in itself, a form of letting things out, but sometimes speaking to someone impartial like a stranger goes even further, and can be even easier.”

“I’ve been paired with one lady, we’ve spoken on the phone a few times – I call her around once a week. We chat and share different things… The first time I spoke to her, she was talking about her situation and a lot of the difficulties she’s having at the moment, and how things – because of the situation – are making her mental health a lot worse. We ended up talking for a long time. Without really noticing, an hour had passed.

“She’s got such a great personality, and is very up front, which is really funny. She’s very easy to have a conversation with – I always enjoy it.”

 

A huge thanks to Brechje and all our volunteers who are making a difference to isolated and vulnerable people in Brighton and Hove during the crisis. We are incredibly grateful for all your hard work and care.

To help us train more volunteers like Brechje, find out how to donate or fundraise here.

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