Sending messages of kindness

Older and younger people in Middlesbrough send messages of kindness to each other...

This August, a unique postcard project has been set up to offer messages of support for older and younger people in our area.   

Ageing Better Middlesbrough – along with staff from the Linx Project and Middlesbrough Council  - have launched the ‘Rainbow Friends’ campaign. 

Art work for the postcards was created by members of the Brushstrokes art group and young people from The Linx Project, Happy Cactus art group and pupils from Breckon Hill and St Gerard’s school.  

The project will involve people of all ages writing nice messages on their postcard, which are then sent back to Ageing Better Middlesbrough. Staff will then continue to distribute postcards out to those who wish to take part.  

Julie McGee, from the Food and Friendship Project said:  “Working with the team to provide a message for those who really need it is more important than ever.  

“Older people have been at home for long periods and children have had to go without school, so it’s been a strange time for everyone involved. We hope that this postcard will put a smile on the face of everyone who receives one.”   

If you would like to be part of the project, just get in touch by emailing; . We will then send you a pack with a blank postcard, prepaid addressed envelope and some instructions.  

Your postcard will then be sent to our offices and redistributed from there.  All postcards are anonymous and we will not share your details with anyone.  

If you would like to receive a postcard from other rainbow friends, we can arrange that too. Just email us on the same address.  


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