The Launch of the 41 Club Buddies Web Page

I write about the Launch of the 41 Club Buddies Web Page on; and the opportunity to volunteer as a Buddy.

In December 2020, the 41 Club Buddyline was set up, and now has 18 volunteer ‘Buddies’ ready and willing to answer calls on a daily rota seven days a week, between 10am and 10pm. We are aware that just by having this service available, 41 Clubs across the Association have felt encouraged to have discussions within their clubs to ensure they are supporting any member who may be feeling lonely or down and would benefit from a chat.

We also know however that for some members feeling isolated, picking up the phone and asking for support is a huge step and not an easy thing to do. To assist with this we are pleased to launch the 41 Club Buddies Web Page where any Club or member can go and find out more information about the Buddyline service, as well as find contact details and descriptions of a range of other Support Organisations who will be able to help members with a variety of questions or concerns. The page can be found at

We are also looking for additional Buddy volunteers to join our existing Buddies rota, to be available one day a week to answer the Buddyline. If you would like to be there for your fellow members, and can spare the time, please contact Peter McBride at for more details.

Keep safe.

Yours in Continued Friendship

Don Mullane
National Comms & I.T. OfficerThe Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

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