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IGC goes live on Sunrise

In late April, In Great Company was featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise Breakfast program.

In Great Company Program Manager, Graeme Williams was joined by volunteer Jessica and client Paul on the Gold Coast for a live cross with Kochie and Nat. 

Together they talked about how our friendly visitor program links lonely seniors in need of social connection with caring and enthusiastic volunteers right across Australia.  

Jess spoke about how much she enjoys her visits with Paul, especially with her family and grandparents back in New Zealand and their weekly board game matches. Paul said his visits with Jess were the highlight of his week and help cure his sense of isolation after having to give up bowls. Their friendship has changed Paul’s life by restoring his confidence and motivating him to get out and meet more people.  

This intergenerational match made through In Great Company has seen a wonderful new friendship blossom! 
After the segment aired, we were inundated with calls from hundreds of people wanting to be involved in the program from right across the country, giving the In Great Company team plenty of work to do!  

You can check out the Sunrise segment here! 

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Young man and senior man fishing

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