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More the Merrier – Give the gift of connection

Christmas is often the most painful time of year for those struggling with loneliness and isolation, and this is especially true for many seniors. For the one in four Australians who struggle with loneliness, Christmas is far from ‘the most wonderful time of the year’.

So, for five years in a row, Feros Care has been reaching out to lonely seniors to help them feel connected so they know they haven’t been forgotten through our More the Merrier campaign.

More the Merrier is all about creating connections for those who would otherwise be alone over Christmas. We ask the community to nominate seniors who deserve our “hamperful of connections” and then hand deliver hampers of goodies, make social visits, distribute Christmas cards and notes of friendship and host community events.

Photo of senior with More the Merrier hamper box

Christmas 2023, more than 500 seniors felt the love of their community.

seniors received hand delivered hampers with a social visit

seniors received Christmas Cards from members of the community, including school children

village residents received Christmas cards

seniors attended More the Merrier lunches across the region

How donations impacted real seniors in 2023

How you can play a part in tackling loneliness for seniors

If like us, you don’t think anyone deserves to be lonely, we offer ways for you to come on this journey together to tackle loneliness.

You can:

Send through your enquiry and we can talk to you about how you can get involved.

Send a fundraising enquiry

Our 2024 goal

Through “More the Merrier”, we will make Christmas 2024 less lonely, and more connected for at least 500 seniors. Together, with you, we’ll give them a Christmas to remember through cards, calls, visits and hand delivered hampers.

We’d like to sincerely thank our supporters

More the Merrier would be impossible without the support of community, philanthropists and businesses. Thankfully, each year, support for More the Merrier grows, reflecting the difference it makes and the generosity of Feros Care’s networks. We would like in particular to thank –

Product Donors

Woolworths Coolangatta
Madame Flavour
Byron Bay Cookies
PFD Foods.

Businesses who donated $

Oh My Digital Agency Pty Ltd
Frontier Media
Competent Fire Safety Professionals
Northernair Pty Ltd
Northern Rivers Gutter-Vac
Palm Beach Travel
Adelco Pty Ltd
Carestaff Nursing Services
Law Squared
F & G Malivindi
Vince Electrical and Air


Seaton Foundation
James Frizelle Charitable Foundation


Little Scholars School of Early Learning
Banora Point Public School
Byron Community School
Miami State Primary School

Community organisations

Rotary Club of Byron Bay
Jekyll and Hide Coffee Lab

And last but not least, the hundreds of individuals and families who donated $ and wrote Christmas cards and notes.

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