Marmalade Founder Amy makes 2018 Independent Happy List

Happy days! Our wonderful Founder Amy has just been included in this year’s Independent Happy List. Amy was amongst “50 outstanding people whose volunteering, caring, fundraising, mentoring, charity work or selflessness make Britain a happier place to live.” Hear hear. The Happy List was first started by the newspaper in 2008 to recognise the inspiring work of many of the unsung heroes who are dedicated to helping others and the wider community, every single day. You can read the full article here:

Amy looking happy at making the Happy List


“I’m delighted to make the Happy List,” says Amy, who was also named on the Bristol Happy List at the start of the year. “It was a huge surprise and I felt genuinely overwhelmed! There are some amazing people on the list and I’m so proud to be on there with them. I think it’s fantastic that a loneliness charity is being recognised on something like this. Rather than seeing loneliness as a hopeless end state, it’s a great opportunity to make new connections and open up your world, or else experience the lovely act of somebody else helping you. We want to encourage the idea that loneliness is completely normal and so many positive things can come out of it.”

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  1. Richard Ellison
    Nov, 2, 2018

    Dear Amy
    It is a few years since you first brought Christmas happiness to my uncle Alec (Standeven) who lived alone in Almondsbury. As his dementia developed he moved into Windmill House at Old Down and he sadly died earlier this year.
    As one of only 2 relatives I remember clearly the conversations we had, and how helpful and caring you were. I’m really pleased to see that the charity you set up is going from strength to strength and I wish you well and even more success in the years to come. You do a great job. For my part I am involved in a charity providing canal boat trips for disabled. and.disadvantaged people in Loughborough, the Peter le Marchant Trust. Every little helps!
    Best wishes
    Richard Ellison

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