Even before coronavirus restrictions hit, Jim felt chronically lonely and he struggled to get out and about due to health issues. When lockdown came he felt like the walls were closing in, and when he looked out of the window he barely saw anyone. Jim had no one to call on for support, no family or friends to rely on.
The good news is that Jim called on Age UK. Now, once a week, he receives a regular call from our Telephone Friendship Service. Having a chat, sharing stories and a joke with someone makes Jim feel like he's connected with the world again.
Playing our weekly lottery is another great way of supporting older people like Jim.
For just £1 a week, you could be in with the chance of becoming one of our 1,000 guaranteed winners! Here's how to start playing:
Select your number of entries. Just £1 per entry.
Choose how you'd like to pay.
Enter your details and we’ll send you your lucky number(s)!
We'll be happy to help you. Simply call our team on 0800 304 7621 and we'll set everything up.
Age UK provides a range of services and your gift will go wherever the need is greatest. Age UK is a registered charity, no 1128267.
Individuals’ names and images have been changed to protect privacy. Individuals’ stated experiences may be combined to include and represent the experiences of others. These stories are examples of the types of calls we make.
The Age UK Weekly Lottery supports 3 areas of work across Age UK including Information and Advice, Education and Research and our local Age UKs. Age UK’s charitable works goes wider than these three areas, such as telephone befriending services.
Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA, registered charity in England and Wales (1128267), wholly owns three subsidiary companies, each of which promotes a society lottery to raise funds to support different areas of Age UK’s work for older people.
The three subsidiary companies, all registered at 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA and also known as ‘Promoters’, are each licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission (www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk):
Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11335248, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52373; provides funding for information, advice and related services provided by Age UK and local Age UKs for older people in the UK
Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11335613, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52413; provides funding for local programmes to assist older people – i.e. the work of local Age UKs.
Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11372685, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52417; provides funding for research activities that advance education in relation to issues affecting older people in the UK.
The responsible person for all Promoters is: Steph Harland, who can be contacted at the above address.
£1 per entry. You must be 18 or over to enter. Entries not to be sold to or by anyone under 18 years of age. All proceeds from the Age UK Weekly Lottery go to the relevant Promoter and all profits are donated to Age UK.
All the money from each Lottery ticket goes to that months designated area of support (Information and Advice, Local Programmes and Education and Research) the Age UK Charity then allocates the profits from these lotteries against that months area of support.
The % of proceeds raised and declared as profit from each of the society lotteries promoted last year by each of the three subsidiaries and the likelihood of winning a prize, can be found on the Society Lotteries web page.
Are you gambling more than you really want to? If you feel you have a problem with gambling please visit BeGambleAware’s website for help and advice at www.begambleaware.org, or contact GamCare via the National Gambling Helpline between 8am and midnight on 0808 8020 133.