Due to COVID-19, Nathan was originally planning to participate in this triathlon in 2020 but we're hoping he will now be able to compete in 2021

Through our three national services (outlined below), we provide friendship and support to ensure a better quality of life for those in retirement. 


Our befriending schemes ensure older people, who may be experiencing loneliness or social isolation, are provided with companionship either via home visits or regular phone calls. 82% of beneficiaries feel their quality of life has improved thanks to our befriending services.

Local Groups

Our local community group network provides an essential forum for friendship and companionship across the country. Each individual group runs meetups, trips and activities so the attendees are able to live life to the fullest.

Information & Advice

Signposting is an information service where we use a network of relationships we have built with other organisations to give advice to beneficiaries on a range of subjects through letters, calls and emails. Over 500 requests for information were received and handled in the last 12 months.

Why fundraising matters

We rely on your generosity as we are entirely funded by donations and subscribers and for that reason each year we run a national fundraising appeal with all the funds receiving going to support the delivery of our services.

What is the appeal about?

Our Befriending Services Manager Nathan McLellan will be participating in the Hever Castle Triathlon on Sunday 27th September. He will be doing a 1500m Swim followed by a 40 km Cycle and finishing with a 10 km Run to raise funds to support our services.

How to make a donation

You can donate online via this page using a credit/debit card OR you can send a cheque made payable to 'The CSRF' in the post to: CSRF 2020 Fundraising Appeal, Unit 11, Pepys House, Greenwich Quay, Clarence Road, London SE8 3EY.

Find out more

If you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer or subscriber you can find out more about us by visiting the relevant pages on our website or by calling 020 8691 7411 or email: [email protected]

Official Sponsors

We're delighted that our friends at the Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) have once again signed up as a sponsor. CSIS offers competitive insurance policies for Home, Motor and Travel Insurance. You can contact them directly on 01622 766960 or visit www.csis.co.uk/csrf

Our legal partners McClure Solicitors have also signed up again as a sponsor. McClure's operate our legal helpline for subscribers providing advice and guidance on a whole range of later life issues. They also offer our subscribers a free will or will review as well as a special discount on Power of Attorney.

You can contact McClure's on freephone 0800 852 1999 or email [email protected] or click here for more information