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Fundraising for the Leeds Abbey Dash

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By taking on the Leeds Abbey Dash and raising money for Age UK, you'll be helping us support older people in Yorkshire and across the UK through life's challenges – providing expert advice, essential services, and much-needed friendship.


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The difference you'll make

Every pound you raise will have an impact on older people's lives.

£40 could help pay towards in-depth support from a specialist advisor for an older person who is struggling to make ends meet

£140 could help pay for a Benefits Entitlement Check, to identify additional income for an older person during the cost of living crisis

£250 could help pay towards a whole year of telephone friendship calls to a lonely older person who has no one to talk to

Mashud's story

83-year-old Mashud, from Leeds, found life difficult following his divorce and his children leaving home. The hours between Mosque visits seemed very quiet – and his mobility problems left him feeling cut off. 

“People did not know how lonely I was. And how sad I was,” says Mashud.

Mashud is grateful for the weekly calls he now receives through Age UK's Telephone Friendship Service. “If you are one of the silent brigade like me, it's a bit daunting to make friends with strangers,” says Mashud. “But the Age UK calls make me less lonely. They make me happy for the 30 minutes I'm on the phone.”

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Every runner will have their own fundraising page to collect online donations, but you can use our simple form to pay in any additional money you've raised offline.

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