The Silver Line, a free, confidential 24-hour helpline specifically for older people founded by Dame Esther Rantzen, was set up so that they know they can speak to someone day or night. They hope to answer every call within 20 seconds – but with Christmas being one of their busiest times of year, they need your help to make sure there is always someone on the line, and every older person has someone to talk to.
We believe that no one should have to spend Christmas alone.
Last year Silver Line was unable to answer more than 5,000 calls due to the huge demand, but just £5 can enable them to answer a call from someone who needs them.
Silver Line is challenging people of any age to foam up their face, Father Christmas style, so older people don’t have to spend Christmas home alone.
STEP ONE: Grab some shaving foam and create your very own Father Christmas beard.
STEP TWO: Post your photo or video to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FoamAlone.
STEP THREE: Donate £5 to The Silver Line by texting FOAMALONE to 70660.
Nominate two of your friends to join in.