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BS3 Pen Pal Project

Enjoy writing and have stories to tell? Come and join BS3 Community’s Pen Pal Project which aims to connect people, giving them the chance to share their stories and experiences.

What's involved?


A Bristol-based pen pal project which connects BS3 residents with one another, including those in supported housing and residential homes.

  • We will then match you with someone with similar interests
  • We will send you stamps and envelopes to get you started
  • All letters are sent via the Southville Centre and passed on, to keep your address private.  
  • We ask participants to reply at least once a month
  • You can stop writing at any time, we just ask that you let your Pen Pal know.

Why get involved?

The Pen Pal Project doesn’t require much time or effort but is a chance to connect with someone who is lonely or listen to someone’s stories from a different walk of life. 


How to get involved?

Please accept the challenge

Or contact Alice Lamb directly on


Ideal Skills

  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Working independently
  • Working with Older Adults
  • Communication skills

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Other
  • Working with Older Adults
  • Working with Vulnerable Adults
  • Working with Vulnerable Children
  • Befriending
  • Reading
  • People

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