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Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

Posted on 21 January 2020

The Prime Minister’s daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Alex Hoskyn the scheme’s founder, was chosen on Blue Monday for the positive changes to loneliness that the scheme has brought to the UK.

In a personal letter to Alex, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of how your ‘Chatty Cafe Scheme’ is transforming the culture of talking to other people in cafes, combating loneliness and opening up people’s lives.”

Alex said:

“I am shocked and over the moon to be given this award. It means so much that The Chatty Café Scheme is being recognised by the Prime Minister and I feel really, really proud.”