Befrienders assemble

Christmas meal: The Kincardine & Deeside Befrienders
Christmas meal: The Kincardine & Deeside Befrienders

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending are on the lookout for volunteers, especially in the Ballater and Aboyne areas.

K&D Befriending aims to reduce loneliness in older people by matching them on a one to one basis with volunteer befrienders.

While many older people will celebrate Christmas with family there are many who will experience a cold Christma, struggling to cope with rising heating costs and also a lack of company.

Volunteers of K&D Befriending recently enjoyed a Christmas lunch at the British Legion Club in Banchory, celebrating the run up to Christmas and another year of providing companionship to over 100 lonely and vulnerable people in the area.

More information and an application pack is available from the Organisation’s website:, or by calling: 01330 823368.