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Laura and Lil: the truest moment of friendship and togetherness

Posted by Alex Smith on 1st May 2020

Laura and Lil met seven years ago, on Laura's first day working at North London Cares.

Seven years on, Laura is now a mum to two beautiful children, and still part of The Cares Family. While she's been on maternity leave, and while the world has changed around us with the Covid-19 crisis, Laura has deepened her friendship with Lil. Each offers the other advice, wisdom, solace and friendship.

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In a recent blog on the North London Cares website, Laura wrote about why Lil means so much to her, especially during this time of isolation:

"It’s not always easy – we both have days where we’re clearly struggling with it all, and when neither of you have left the house, it can be hard to find something to talk about. That’s when I’ve turned to the #AloneTogether pack North London Cares put together. It’s led to Lil sharing some brilliantly filthy jokes and both of us picking our Desert Island Discs, which ended in us both singing Doris Day’s 'Secret Love' down the phone to each other. It was the truest moment of friendship and togetherness, when the whole world and all its tragedy disappeared. It’s a memory I will treasure forever."

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