Media Stories

In Great Company has been a frequent guest in various media segments throughout the years. Join us as we bring you real-life moments of joy, friendship, and fulfillment.

Tune in to witness captivating stories about our volunteers and insightful information about the program as it unfolded on your TV screens and radio airwaves.

Channel 7 News Toowoomba (May 2024)

Channel 7 News Toowoomba showcased the heartwarming story of the Lewellyn family, who have been connected through In Great Company with our lovely client, Del.

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Wyndham Star Weekly (March 2024)

Both Edith and Rochelle were brought together through In Great Company, a not-for-profit program aimed at combating loneliness among older people.

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Ballarat Times (January 2024)

Marlene Rothwell and Linda Gardner have formed a friendship through In Great Company.

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ABC Brisbane Radio (Nov 2023)

Nick and Shirley will be sharing their friendship story on the ABC Brisbane morning radio show hosted by Cathie Schnitzerling.

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ABC Central Victoria (September 2023)

96-year-old John Ball looks forward to his weekly visits from 57-year-old Dale Berrie, an In Great Company volunteer.

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ABC Central Victoria Radio (Sep 2023)

Volunteer Dale interviewed by Fiona Parker on the ABC Central Victoria Breakfast Radio show, sharing his journey visiting client Jon coming to 2 years.

Channel 9 News (March 2023)

Volunteer Mel Woods and her engaging client Helen were interviewed by Channel 9 News while on their weekly catch-up in Sanctuary Cove.

Channel 7 News Gold Coast (April 2021)

A new online program is helping the Gold Coast’s older citizens make new friends. It’s free and available to all seniors looking for a much more connection in their lives.

Channel 7 Sunrise Breakfast Show (April 2021)

In Great Company was featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise Breakfast program. Program Manager, Graeme Williams was joined by volunteer Jessica and client Paul on the Gold Coast for a live cross with Kochie and Nat.

Volunteer Stories

We match seniors with like-minded volunteers for regular visits to brighten their days, which often blossom into long-lasting friendships.

Watch their stories and share the experiences of real people living their lives to the fullest.

The importance of volunteers

John had spent 30 Christmases alone before In Great Company came along. Now Michele has the privilege of visiting John every week, and the two have become friends. Watch their story!

A volunteer for a volunteer

Kevin has been a volunteer for many years. Now it’s time for Andrew to take over the reins and become a volunteer for Kevin himself. Watch their heart-warming story.

Allison and Bev’s volunteer story

In Great Company matches seniors up with like-minded volunteers for regular visits to brighten their days. One such match is between Allison and Bev, two ladies who met through In Great Company and have since become great friends.

Barb and Stella’s volunteer story

Barbara has a Brazilian son-in-law so when Stella showed up on her doorstep as her In Great Company volunteer from Brazil, the two hit it off straight away. Watch their beautiful story!

Unique friendship is helping cure 89-year-old’s loneliness

Alan Hill knows how it feels to be lonely. Fortunately, the 89-year-old also knows the joy that comes from making a new friend in your twilight years. Find out how he and Morgan found each other!

Sarah & Betty

Sarah shares her experience as a Community Visitors Scheme volunteer and her friendship with Betty via the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Rahman & Hans

Rahman shares his experience as a Community Visitors Scheme volunteer of 30 years and opens up with Hans about their 17 year friendship via the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Carlo & Germana

Carlo shares his experience as a Community Visitors Scheme volunteer and his friendship with Germana via the Department of Health and Aged Care.