What's it like?
It's been easy to get involved with the Friendship Telephone Network. I probably get as much from the calls as Bill does! He has so many stories to tell that I'm never bored, and I can phone him from work or home: it fits with my lifestyle
I've been a telephone befriender for 5 years now and I've built up a great relationship with the person I phone. She's more like a friend now and I look forward to ringing her every week
I'm a full time worker and have children, so there isn't much spare time for me to help out locally. Being a telephone befriender gives me an opportunity to help someone from an older generation who is alone in the world