The Oddfellows have been celebrating friendship for over 200 years by bringing people together to enjoy the brighter side of life.
Friendship is at the very heart of our organisation, so every September, we get together to highlight how important it is to have friends around you that not only make you laugh, but also have your back.
Loneliness is a growing problem in the UK. More than nine million people of all ages say they are lonely either often or always, according to research by The Co-op and the British Red Cross.
Friendship Month is one way in which we can play our part in bringing communities closer together, providing easy ways for people of all ages to socialise by hosting fun events and activities nationwide.
Come along and join the fun!
Last year, our Branches hosted over 170 exciting events up and down the country, everything from fun-filled tea parties and lunches to friendship walks and quiz nights. Search for what is happening in your area using our Events Finder.
We all know how daunting those first steps to expanding your social circle can be, if you’re feeling in need of a little confidence boost, check out our top tips for making friends by downloading our brand new ‘Guide to Making Friends’.
If you’re a national or local organisation and would like to work alongside us in bringing more communities together through friendship, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.