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Press release (10) - DVSC launches its #DenbighshireVolunteers Christmas and wellbeing social media campaign #Connect4Christmas

December 10, 2018

DVSC is excited to be launching its Social Media Christmas campaign ‘Tackling loneliness and isolation’.  We want to encourage all of our members, partners and supporters to join us in this campaign to promote wellbeing and resilience over the winter months.

 

Christmas time usually conjures up joyful images of family and friends celebrating, exchanging gifts, excited chatter and delicious food. For some people, however it can be a dreaded, sad and lonely time.

 

Loneliness does not discriminate by age, gender, community,

background or wealth.

 

We would like to encourage our DVSC members, partners, supporters, residents and people working in Denbighshire to #Connect4Christmas.  This can be done in a number of ways:-

  • Gift wrap your time this Christmas by visiting denbighshirevolunteers.net/get-involved/ and look at our volunteering opportunities.

  • Try to do a daily act of kindness:  say hello to someone in the street, donate food to your local food bank, pay for someone else’s coffee, hold the door open for someone, bake a cake for your neighbour

  • If you have a positive message about speaking to a neighbour for the first time or making an effort to visit someone, then let us know what inspired you and how you felt afterwards – nominate yourself for a #giftwrapagreeting Celebratory Shout out by emailing – julie@dvsc.co.uk

  • Please promote our Christmas campaign by using the following hashtags:  #Connect4Christmas, #DenbighshireVolunteers, #giftwrapagreeting, #OpenDoors

 

  • Our #OpenDoors volunteer led group will be getting involved by holding a #MincePieMoments on the 14th December.  Do come and join us at Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin, LL15 1AF for some festive fun and friendship.

In the build up to Christmas we’ll be offering some handy self-care tips for loneliness between now and Christmas on our social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, here are a couple to whet your appetite:

 

 

  • Meet someone for coffee and cake (or bake something and invite people over)

  • Join a local library or even a book club. Did you know that studies have shown that reading increases empathy? Or just enjoy a book by your favourite feel-good author. Now the nights are drawing in, it’s a lovely and cosy way to spend an evening.

  • Gift wrap your time this Christmas by visiting denbighshirevolunteers.net/get-involved/ and look at our volunteering opportunities

How will you be taking care of yourself and feeling more connected?  If you have any tips or ideas please get in touch with me, Julie via Facebook, twitter or email julie@dvsc.co.uk

 

Notes to Editors

 

About DVSC

 

DVSC is the membership body for volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations and social enterprises.

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC is the County Voluntary Council operating in Denbighshire. Our mission is to build resilient communities through voluntary action, and social enterprise, provide excellent support for our members and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire and North Wales.

 

DVSC works closely with North Wales CVCs, and is a member of Wales Wide network of CVC's which in partnership with the Wales Council of Voluntary Associations (WCVA) forms the partnership that makes up Third Sector Support Wales.

 

For further information contact Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, helenw@dvsc.co.uk  01824 702 441 or 07713 997 075 Or Julie Pierce, DVSC’s Marketing & Engagement Officer, julie@dvsc.co.uk  01824 709 321

 

Follow us on twitter @DVSC_Wales and like our DVSC and #DenbighshireVolunteers facebook pages.

 

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