Welcome to our Buddy Scheme 

Help our guests feel less isolated and more connected with their community. 

We are currently running a Buddy project to help some of our lonely and isolated guests to find friendship and connect with their community. Trained Marmalade ‘Buddy’ volunteers get to know our guests to find out about their interests and then carry out research on local activities, groups and services that they make like to join. Bristol is full of wonderful social activities for older people, from cookery classes to lunch clubs to arts and crafts and sitting zumba! It can however be difficult for our guests to find out about what is going on, or have the confidence and motivation to get out and about. Our friendly Buddies are here to give them a helping hand.

Would you like to become a Buddy?

We are currently running a trial project with 10 of our guests until June 2018. Subject to funding we hope to continue and expand beyond this timeframe. If you’re interested in Buddying up with someone, please email info@marmaladetrust.org