Kusam and Anna

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Kusam is a volunteer befriender and has two befriendees who she visits for one hour every week. Kusam and Anna were matched in 2017 and have been meeting up for a coffee ever since and they do not see it stopping anytime soon.

“It’s easy to feel isolated and organisations like Octavia bringing people together is very important. It has increased my social life and I feel very supported and valued.” - Anna

“It’s not just Anna gaining something out of it, I look forward to meeting her every week. We respect each other and I don’t know where the hour goes. Octavia do a great job and are very supporting to befrienders as well as the befriendees.” – Kusam