With your help we can be there for the thousands of older people in Horsham District facing later life alone. Your donation will ensure that we can continue to provide companionship, advice and support to older people and their loved ones.
How does Age UK Horsham District support older people?
Age UK Horsham District provides a vital, free Information and Advice service which helps older people access allowances and benefits to pay for necessities such as heating bills and food. Last year, our two part-time Information and Advice officers were directly responsible for unlocking over £1 million for the benefit of older people in Horsham District.
We also run Home Visiting, Home from Hospital and Help at Home services to ensure as many people as possible are cared for and have the opportunity to make the most out of later life.
Our Village Agent Rusper and Colgate works in the local area to help ensure older people have the right information to meet their needs and can put them in contact with organisations that provide services to help them.
Why do we need your help, now?
Our Information and Advice service costs around £50,000 each year to run and receives no regular funding. Our Home Visiting service costs in the region of £24,000 and also receives no regular funding. We need to ensure that we can continue providing these vital services to our most vulnerable members of the community.
Why should I care?
The money unlocked for residents in the district by the Information and Advice service, improves the local economy as it filters throughout the District via local retailers and services.
Your donation will help us continue to provide free crucial advice and consultation to those who need it most and provide support to people in your community, including those who are lonely and isolated, especially in more rural areas.
Our Fundraising Promise
It is always our goal to inspire people to support us – just as we exist to support local older people to love later life.
You may have seen coverage in the media over the last few months about charity fundraising practices. Local charities, including Age UK Horsham District, have to fundraise to survive and this includes directly asking people for money. We get so little government funding that sadly we cannot rely on unprompted kind donations, events run by our fantastic supporters and generous gifts in Wills.
We thought you might like to read about our fundraising policies, these include:
- Never sharing any details of our supporters (we never have and we never will)
- We don’t swap donor lists with other charities, even Age UK
- All our communications with supporters offer the opportunity to easily opt out of future contact
- We do not use the telephone to ‘cold call’
- We are especially careful and sensitive when engaging with vulnerable people
Please contact us if you have a question about our fundraising practices.
If you wish to stop or adjust the frequency or type of communications you receive from us please call us on 01403 751304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our current fundraising target is over £100,000 a year, which helps us to provide all of our charitable services to local older people. Therefore, we have high income targets. We really care about our supporters and as with all charities, we could not continue to provide our services without your support – we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you from everyone at Age UK Horsham District for your support.
For more information, ideas and support, please contact our friendly Fundraising Team.
Julie Longman, Fundraising Manager
Jo Prodger, Fundraising Co-ordinator
Wendy Ashton, Fundraising Administrator
Telephone: 01403 751304