Iso­lated Aussies

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

A GROW­ING num­ber of our neigh­bours will face a lonely win­ter this year, with as many as 7% or 1.5 mil­lion Aus­tralians pre­dicted to be con­sid­ered iso­lated or very iso­lated this year.

Hav­ing friends around us makes us more re­silient to life’s knocks and chal­lenges.

Red Cross helps peo­ple of all ages who are do­ing it tough. We help iso­lated peo­ple re­con­nect with their com­mu­ni­ties by as­sist­ing them to join so­cial groups and build new friend­ships. Red Cross also pro­vides phone calls to thou­sands of el­derly Aus­tralians.

I’m ask­ing ev­ery­one to dig deep be­fore June 30 to make sure Red Cross will al­ways be there.

To make ado­na­tion, call 1800 811 700 or visit our web­site at www.red­cross .org.au.

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