Our story

Lyndsey had suffered from loneliness during various parts of her life, as a teenager, as a new mum and then again as a freelancer. While working from home in 2016 Lyndsey was lonely. She looked around her and realised that in fact she wasn't alone - there was a whole community of lonely people around her. And, sadly, her story isn't unusual.

The Friendly Bench™ isn't just an innovative community project, it's a project born out of the unique combination of Lyndsey's skills. As an award-winning product designer, communications consultation and founder and editor of a successful green living website, Lyndsey's personal experience is the creative glue for The Friendly Bench™.


Following it's opening in Leicestershire in March 2018, The Friendly Bench™ CIC is working with communities across the UK and extending it's award-winning The Friendly Bench™ network. Lyndsey knows that this simple, delightful, cost effective solution can provide positive significant impact on individuals and societies

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Please note, The Friendly Bench™ name, The Friendly Bench™ logo, The Friendly Bench™ structure design, photos, text and all other content on this website is the property of The Friendly Bench CIC and is protected by UK and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.


Reproduction or copying of The Friendly Bench™ name, logo, products, images or text featured on this website and belonging to The Friendly Bench CIC could result in legal action.

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