We've been championing friendship for over two centuries by bringing people together to enjoy the brighter side of life.

Every September, we look to remind the nation of how important it is to have friends around you that not only make you laugh, but also have your back. 

Loneliness is a growing problem in the UK. More than nine million people of all ages say they are lonely either often or always, according to research by The Co-op and the British Red Cross. We want to play our part in tackling this silent epidemic, by providing easy ways for people of all ages to get together and get to know each other a little better.

Everyone's invited

We've around 100 fun and easy-going public events planned for our Great Big Friendship Month this September – which include tea parties and talks, friendship walks and quiz nights. Take a look at what's happening in your area by using our Events Finder.

Want to work alongside us?
If you're a national or local organisation and would like to collaborate in bringing more communities together through friendship, we'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

Win a National Trust day out*

FREE PRIZE DRAW

Win a National Trust day out and cream tea for two adults and up to three children, plus £100 spending money. *Terms and conditions apply. 

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Receive a £5 Love2shop voucher

If you'd like to join in the fun all year round, we're offering a £5 Love2shop voucher to all new members throughout September. *Terms and conditions apply. 

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Invite a friend to join

When you refer friends and they join us, we’d like to thank you for spreading the word and helping us grow even bigger and better. As you recruit more members over time, the rewards get better. You will be sent a new membership card as you reach the next reward level as recognition of your support as a valued recruiter. *Terms and condition apply.

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