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Whether it's through donating money or items, running, raising money, campaigning, volunteering, or joining a local group, all your generous support makes a massive difference to thousands of vulnerable older people.
Read how Age UK is helping people in later life, and find out how you can get involved.
94-year-old Ruby is one of those people who sparkles. She has a real passion for life, and loves spending time with other people.
But before she met her befriender Siggy, she found herself feeling increasingly lonely and isolated.
She used to live to chat, and loved sharing her life with other people. But as her family moved away and her life-long friends passed on, she found herself with no one to talk to. Her natural enthusiasm and zest for life were beginning to wane, as her life became miserable.
Then her local Age UK teamed her up with befriender, Siggy. Siggy and Ruby hit it off straight away, and Siggy calls in to see Rugby regularly. They go shopping, share lunch, and have even enjoyed outings to Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament together.
Through Age UK's befriending services, Ruby has rediscovered her love for life and her bubbly personality has returned, because she has someone to chat to again.
The quality of Ruby’s life has been transformed.
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