One million older people go for a month without speaking to anyone. That’s just one reason why the Age UK Advice Line needs to be able to answer every call it receives, every day of the year, including Christmas day.
A £5 donation could help us answer a call. For older people with nowhere else to turn, getting in touch with Age UK’s friendly and helpful advisers could open the door to many opportunities for companionship, advice and support.
Our befriending service, Call in Time, can be a next step for an older person who calls the Advice Line. We match older people with like-minded volunteers for weekly companionship or regular ‘good day’ calls.
To an older person who hasn’t spoken to anyone in weeks, it really can make all the difference.
We’re also delighted that John Lewis stores are working directly with their local Age UK to fund Christmas social activities, and to raise money through the Community Matters scheme for a range of services such as lunch clubs, face to face befriending and social activities for older people who might otherwise be alone.
So if you’re shopping in John Lewis this Christmas, please remember to use the Green Coin Scheme to vote for your local Age UK!
Age UK provides a range of services and your gift will go wherever the need is greatest.
We've worked with donors like you and older people to make sure all our fundraising activity is open, honest, fair and legal - read our Fundraising Charter.