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'Hello Coast' Returns to Scarborough

'Hello Coast' Returns to Scarborough

Published by Jon Burke at 7:01am 16th November 2019.

A campaign in Scarborough aimed at tackling loneliness is in its second year.

Today marks the start of another part of 'Say Hello Coast' and sees around 30 events take place over the next fortnight.

The project is encouraging people to talk to each other more.

It was initiated by North Yorkshire County Council's Stronger Communities Team, but now very much embraced by a wide range of Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise organisations, groups and clubs working along the coast.

It is a focused 2 week campaign from 16th November to 30th November, with lots of different events happening, which will be sporting the logo and the message.

'Say Hello Coast' is a response to local and national research, which highlights the negative impact social isolation and loneliness is having on our communities.  

The campaign locally is about recognising and doing something practical about loneliness and isolation.

Individuals can make a difference, if they think about their own sense of responsibility to help.

It started by just 'saying hello' in a café and having a conversation, but this year its gathered a lot of momentum and the campaign is hoping to achieve much more.

One of the ideas this year is to have a 'Say Hello' bench in town and another event organised is a guided walk around the old town today.

That starts at Scarborough Market Hall's Information Centre at 10.30am and is free and lasts around 90 minutes and is open to anyone.

You can find out more by looking up the 'Hello Coast' page on facebook.

 

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