Silmore’s Story

After his wife passed away, Silmore was put in touch with Together Co to help him meet new people and stay connected. 15 years later, and he is still a much-loved part of the Together Co Befriending community.  Silmore has had a number of Together Co befrienders over the years. This, he says, has helped him to cope with one of the most difficult times in his life.

Silmore

Together Co has really been such a lifeline for me. I’ve had a few people come and visit me over time, and we really do talk about everything.

As well as talking, I would get some help with writing letters and cards and things before coronavirus came along, but that’s stopped for now.

During lockdown, I’ve been speaking on the telephone to a new man, who’s lovely. I also once told Sean (Together Co’s Head of Befriending until his retirement in February 2020) that if it were up to me he would have a knighthood. He really was an angel.

Everyone over the years really has been wonderful, and even as they’ve left the service I’m still in touch with a couple of them.

Together Co has really been such a lifeline for me. I’ve had a few people come and visit me over time, and we really do talk about everything.

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