During 2020 we launched a new series of weekly Wednesday-night calls to help lift people’s spirits. We are pleased to announce that due to the success of these calls we are continuing this service.

Each hour-long call features light-hearted discussions and entertainment from people from many walks of life, for example we have story tellers, Black Country living museum, Singers, First world war stories, History of the BBC, Pantomime, Smuggling, and tribulations of a driving instructor already planned, plus many more! 

All of our wonderful speakers are providing this service free of charge.

With temperatures dropping over the winter months evenings drawing in, what better time to cosy up with a cuppa and enjoy a friendly evening phone call.

The calls will run from the beginning of November to end of February, every Wednesday from 6-7pm and are hosted by  the Macular Society team. Speakers provide around 30 to 40 minutes of entertainment, followed by questions. Members have the option of joining in and being muted to enjoy the sound of contact with others, and then are free to leave the call when they wish, or stay for up to one hour. If members do not want to incur any local call charges we have the facility to dial people into the call.

For more information about these calls

Please contact the regional services team on 01264 560 259 or contact your local regional manager.

You can also book onto these calls by emailing winterwarmers@macularsociety.org Please provide your name, contact details, and preferred booking date, and a member of the team will confirm your space. 

Looking for a friendly voice all year round?

Try our telephone befriending service or one of our other services below:

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Are you dealing with the emotional challenges of macular disease? It can help to speak to a professional counsellor, who is trained to listen and to talk through your feelings and help you find ways of dealing with them. This service is for anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease or their family members. Use our free service today.

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We can put you in touch with someone who’s had treatment for macular disease, to answer your questions and put your mind at rest.

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Free confidential advice and support

Call our helpline on 0300 3030 111

Lines are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

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