Friendship Month is our national awareness month, where we celebrate the importance of friendship and encourage communities to come together and enjoy each other's company. It's been running since 2010.

We hold hundreds of events across the country, such as walks and picnics, pub lunches, online quizzes and afternoon teas. During Friendship Month 2021, our branches hosted 172 face-to-face events and no less than 100 online meet-ups.

The events aim to show people the benefits of being part of a local friendship group and are specially designed to make newcomers feel at ease.

Read our round-up of Friendship Month 2021.

Members coming together at a lunch holding friendship month signs and bunting
About us
Who are the Oddfellows?

If you'd like to know more about our Society, our history and the ins and outs of the friendship and support we offer to our members today, then our About us section is a great starting point.

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Tips on making friends

Meeting new people can be a daunting experience. But don't let nerves put you off. Take a look at our Guide to Making Friends, which contains lots of helpful tips to build up your confidence.

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Everyone's welcome

See how we're helping our members feel more supported and connected in their local communities. Watch our video.

Nobody who wants company should be without it

We share Campaign to End Loneliness' belief that nobody who wants company should be without it. 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 foster a culture of looking out for our neighbours, and do what we can to make sure people feel valued and included. The Oddfellows is here for everyone, of all ages and walks of life.