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Isle of Wight Festival's Generous Gift Empowers Age UK Isle of Wight to Support Island Residents

Published on 07 June 2024 08:59 AM

The Isle of Wight Festival generously donated two festival tickets to Age UK Isle of Wight, which has resulted in a fantastic outcome for the charity. 
Thanks to the donation of these tickets, Age UK Isle of Wight have been able to generate £200 worth of donations. This incredible contribution will directly impact the lives of older residents on the Island, allowing the charity to provide vital support and services to those in need. 
By translating this donation into a tangible impact, Age UK Isle of Wight calculates that the £200 generated could fund 43 15-minute Information and Advice telephone sessions for older people on the Isle of Wight. These calls are made free to access thanks to donations. Each 15-minute call is estimated to cost the charity £4.61, meaning that this donation has the potential to support just under 50 Island residents with valuable information, signposting, referrals into our other services and impartial advice. 
"We are incredibly grateful to the Isle of Wight Festival for their generosity and support of Age UK Isle of Wight. This donation will make a significant difference in the lives of older residents on the Island, providing them with the essential support they need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of ageing and access the help and resources they require." said a spokesperson from Age UK Isle of Wight.
The charity extend their thanks to the Isle of Wight Festival for their kindness and dedication to supporting them. With this help, they can continue to enhance the lives of older people in the community and ensure that they receive the assistance and support they deserve.

If you could sponsor a phone call for just £4.61, please click here to donate. Or, could you round it up to £5? Text AGE5 to 70711 to donate £5*

*You will be charged the chosen donation amount plus one message at your standard network rate. Age UK Isle of Wight will receive 100% of your donation less processing fees. You can provide consent for Age UK Isle of Wight to claim an additional 25% tax benefit known as GiftAid on your donation by following the link provided.