No One Should Have No One To Turn To
Published on 20 November 2018 09:41 AM
At Christmas time our thoughts turn to those less fortunate than ourselves, particularly those without family or friends around them. It is also the time of year when we ask for your support in helping us combat the loneliness and isolation experienced by so many older people in Exeter, not just at Christmas but throughout the year. No-one should have no-one to turn to.
In Exeter over 7,000 older people live alone, and estimates show that around 2,000 older people in the city feel lonely most or all of the time. At Age UK Exeter we provide a whole raft of services that bring older people together to enjoy companionship and a sense of belonging. Our befriending services, social and activity groups, community café, dementia carer support and Men in Sheds projects help hundreds of people to connect with others and feel ‘visible’ again.
Your support in helping us reach our Christmas Appeal target of £10,000 will allow us to sustain these services in the coming year and reach even more people who need our support.
How you can help
Please give what you can to help us improve the lives of isolated older people in Exeter.
You can donate by calling us 01392 202092 to make a card payment or click HERE to make a donation online and, if you are a taxpayer, you can make your donation go 25% further by telling us you would like to Gift Aid your donation.
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Thank you, and have a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.