No one could be blamed for struggling to feel hopeful at the start of 2021. For some of us, a return to tighter restrictions felt like going backwards. For others, an isolation that never really eased was extended.
But we have thousands upon thousands of reasons to be hopeful – you. Whether you’re donating, fundraising, adding your voice to our campaigns, making Companion Calls, helping family, friends and neighbours, or sharing your experiences with others in similar situations on Talking Point, you are making a very real difference to people’s lives. COVID-19 vaccinations offer another reason for optimism, even though everyone who needs them the most hasn’t yet had them.
We won’t shy away from the challenges that people are facing, but we also want to share our reasons for hope with all of you through this magazine. You are not alone, and we want you to be as inspired as we are by the people whose stories and voices feature in these pages.
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