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Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK - During the UK lockdown Age UK Bedfordshire will still be operating all of our services. However, the office will be closed and all staff and volunteers will be working remotely from home. Our contact details:- Age UK Bedfordshire 78-82 Bromham Road Bedford MK40 2QH Main Telephone Line – 01234 360510 and 24 hour answerphone in operation. Our line is very busy therefore we are asking you to bear with us. Please leave your name, contact address and contact details with a short message and we will come back to you. If you are calling to cancel a home visit by one of our Home Helps or Gardeners then please leave the details and we will ensure the visit is cancelled. We will be prioritising all calls. You can also email us at enquiries@ageukbedfordshire.org.uk For The Government guidance on Coronavirus please visit – www.gov.uk/coronavirus

***COVID-19 EMERGENCY APPEAL!***

Help us to raise £50,000 to help older people who live in Bedfordshire during this pandemic.

  • £20 would buy an emergency COVID survival box containing toilet roll, soap, hand gel, tea, coffee, soup flask, and other essential items.
  • £10 pays for a week’s supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for one of our Home Support and Care Workers.  As we are a charity we do not fit the criteria to have PPE supplied Free of Charge. We are spending thousands of pounds to ensure our team of over 100 workers have protective equipment when they visit over 1000 older people in their homes. Please help us to keep them all safe and healthy.
  • £5 per week will pay for one of our telephone befrienders to make calls to around 20 people who are scared, lonely and isolated. We are experiencing high increases in referrals to our Telephone Friendship Network during COVID-19. We turn no one away but the costs of telephone calls is rising. Help us to talk to older people who are stuck in their homes, worried about COVID-19 with no one to talk to or share their thoughts. Our befrienders are a calm and listening ear to help take some of the worry and stress out of older peoples lives.           
  • £20 will enable us to train new volunteers coming on board to help older people with their shopping, by giving them informaiton and procedures for safe money handling for customers, health and safety, specific COVID-19 training on PPE and processes to keep everyone safe. This amount will pay for all the necessary documents and paperwork required plus an initial supply of the PPE required.

HOW CAN YOU GIVE?

We accept ANY donation amount – one-offs or regular payments through the bank.

Send cheques made payable to Age UK Bedfordshire to:

78-82 Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2QH

 

Or donate directly into our bank account: 

CAF Bank Limited  

Acc Name: Age UK Bedfordshire  

Acc No: 00005163  

Sort Code 40-52-40

 

Thank you for your generosity on behalf of the local older people of Bedfordshire.

    

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