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'London Lonely Girls Club' helps bring people together

Words by Abi Scaife

A club tackling loneliness in London is now sitting at 31,000 members.

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The London Lonely Girls Club was founded on Facebook in 2018 by Holly Cooke when she moved to the city.

At the start of 2022, they had 10,000 members - now, five years later, after the COVID-19 lockdowns, they have seen around 20,000 new people join.

Why has this happened?

One in 12 Londoners is affected by severe loneliness, according to a report published by the Campaign to End Loneliness.

When people move to London from other places, as Holly did, it can be difficult to make new friends. Since COVID, Holly has set up a few face-to-face meet-ups per month - brunches, picnics and more - and they will be booked up in 5 minutes.

Holly hopes that she can continue bringing people together and tackling loneliness in the capital - through the power of brunch, cocktails, and puppy yoga!

If you’re interested in getting involved with the London Lonely Girls Club, you can do so on their website. If you want to help people who are struggling with loneliness, you can give back to the Campaign to End Loneliness.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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