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We are asking everyone, including businesses, schools, clubs, families, friends and individuals to get involved by slipping into their slippers for the day, have some fun and possibly take some photos and  make a small donation. See you at our Slipper-thon on Friday 1st October 2021!

 

Donate to our Slip into Slippers campaign

What is Slip into Slippers?

This Autumn, Age UK Dacorum have decided to celebrate and improve awareness on the UN's International Day of Older Persons by running our new Slip into Slippers campaign to raise money to help older people in Dacorum.

 On Friday 1st October 2021 it is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

On this day communities come together and celebrate the privilege of aging; it is an opportunity to:

  • Reflect and challenge outdated stereotypes and negative attitudes towards older people.
  • Acknowledge and respect the contribution older people have made and continue to make in our communities.
  • Value all ages and demonstrate consideration and kindness across all generations.
  • Support the work of our charity, raising vital funds to enable us to continue helping local older people.

Loneliness is a growing concern particularly in older age and has a significant impact on health and wellbeing. With your help, Age UK Dacorum can highlight the needs of older people and raise vital funds to support our services and activities with the aim of making their later life fulfilling and enjoyable.

Many people don’t realise that we are an independent charity, we must raise all our own funds to run our services. We are part of an Age UK brand agreement, but our services ARE NOT funded by our national partner, Age UK. This is therefore a local campaign that will directly benefit local older people and all funds sent to us will stay within Dacorum.

How to get involved?

We are asking everyone, including businesses, schools, clubs, families, friends, and individuals to get involved by slipping into their slippers for the day on Friday 1st October 2021. On this day we encourage you to have some fun and possibly take some photos and make a small donation to raise vital funds and awareness for Age UK Dacorum.

To help our “Slipper-thon” we ask that you share and publicise our campaign using posters, stickers, emails, notice boards and via your social media using the hashtag #slipintoslippersAUKD and tagging @ageukdacorum.

If your school or workplace would like to get involved with Slip into Slippers, please contact us on 01442 259049 or email do@ageukdacorum.org.uk

What happens after?

Send us your donations:

We have 3 options to donate funds you’ve raised for us.

  • Donate by cheque: Please make your cheque payable to Age UK Dacorum. Send or drop your cheques to our office at:

Age UK Dacorum, Half Moon Yard, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 3AE

  • Donate cash: Please drop 
  • in monies to our office Mon- Fri between 9am-4pm. (Remember to include name or school/business/yourself, with a total amount).

Share on social media:

Please take lots of pictures of the day and post on your social media using the hashtag #slipintoslippersAUKD and tag us @ageukdacorum. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tell us about your involvement:

Share details of what you did with us. The easiest way to do this is to complete Share Your Success form (download below) and email to us at do@ageukdacorum.org.uk Reference - Subject matter: Slip into Slippers or post to: Age UK Dacorum, Half Moon Yard, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE.

We will post pictures and a thank you page to recognise everyone who has participated in our first ever Slip into Slippers campaign.

Thank You!

Thank you for participating in our first ever Slip into Slippers campaign we really appreciate all the funds that have been raised.