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Coronavirus: Short film raising awareness of loneliness during lockdown

Coronavirus: Short film raising awareness of loneliness during lockdown

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 17th May 2020. (Updated at 4:07pm 19th May 2020)

A short film's been produced to raise awareness of how elderly people are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • A short film telling the story of a man who dies from coronavirus has been released to raise awareness of loneliness during lockdown.
  • The video was made by producer Natasha Marburger.
  • It highlights the work done by charity Supporting Older People.

The video was made by producer Natasha Marburger, to highlight the work done by charity  Supporting Older People - which works with elderly people in the Harrogate and Knaresborough district.   

The film is a short love story, which tells the story of two characters - one of which is a man who dies from coronavirus. 

It features Paul Barber, who plays Denzil from "Only Fools and Horses".

Natasha said:

"The film is a short love story between two characters which unfortunately ends with one of them dying from coronavirus.  The idea is to raise money for older people.

" The work that charity's like Supporting Older People do in the community is amazing - it's really really necessary.  Especially at a time like this when everyone is isolating and people are ill - it can get very lonely."

 A short film has been produced  to highlight the work done by charity  Supporting Older People

Kate Rogata, from Supporting Older People, said: 

"Small charities like Supporting Older People (SOP) are vital during Covid-19. The physical impact of loneliness on an  older or vulnerable person is the same as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and the impact on someone's mental health is enormous, without the added stress of social isolation in care homes or their own homes. 

"Our team of three part time staff and 200 volunteers are lessening this impact by making over 400 telephone calls a week to people who are self isolating in Harrogate and Knaresborough in North Yorkshire. 

"We have coordinated the distribution of over 200 freshly cooked meals and over 100 bags of essential items and food donated by our local Waitrose - all delivered by our army of volunteers. 

"Small charities like SOP are the lifeblood of communities, ensuring older and vulnerable people have companionship and access to food and medicines but our funding has reduced during the pandemic. In the UK, only 25% of funding raised locally stays in the local community, with the rest going to large national charities. Please support local charities like ours by donating or fundraising so we can continue our vital work." 

You can watch the film here.

You can find out more about the charity, including how to donate, here.