Make a difference – sign the Winter Friends pledge

Winter Friends Pledge

You can make a difference. Sign the NHS Choices Winter Friends pledge to look in on an older friend or neighbour this winter.

Taking just a few moments of your time to look in on an elderly friend can make a BIG difference. Last year, around 31,000 people died in England as a result of cold weather. Most of these people were over 75 and many of these deaths could have been avoided.

The Winter Friends campaign aims to get 100,000 people to pledge their time this winter. All you have to do is look in on an elderly friend or neighbour to make sure they are warm and coping well.

Everyone who signs the pledge will get free cold weather alerts and email tips throughout the winter to help them do their bit.

You can make the pledge on the NHS choices website here.