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How can you help Age UK Isle of Wight to combat local loneliness?

  • Volunteer

    Could you become a befriender to someone who has no one?

    You can do this over the telephone or face to face by visiting someone in your local area.

    You can help by donating as little as an half an hour a week.

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  • Donate

    We rely on local support to continue to support our older residents.

    Any donation, no matter how much, is greatly appreciated and will help us to make a difference. 

    You can donate to us as you shop online without it costing you a penny! 

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  • Fundraise

    We host annual events such as abseiling, skydiving, our colourful powder run and our wonderful Wolverton Manor Garden Fair!

    For those who want to support us we have loads of fundraising ideas and way that you can help by getting involved.

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  • Knit or Crochet

    Knitting and Crocheting  form the comfort of your own home can also help us to be there for those that need us the most. 

    We recieve 25p per knitted hat donated through our long standing  Big Knit campaign run in partnership with innocent smoothies.

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"Life is so lonely when you are on your own"

Roy was devastated when his wife, Maggie, passed away a few years ago. When the pandemic began, he found himself even more shut off from the world. 

Thankfully Roy called Age UK, and they were able to arrange for him to receive weekly friendship calls and Roy now knows there's someone to reach out when he feels most alone.

Donating as little as half an hour a week of your time could make a lifechanging difference to an older Island resident.


"I'd like to go to sleep on Christmas eve and not wake up until New Year’s Day and miss the whole thing."

Despite being fiercely independent and self-reliant, 98-year-old Marjorie has health problems that make life difficult – especially as she lives on her own. 

Marjorie’s silver lining are her weekly calls from Age UK. She loves the regular conversations, telling us it makes her feel like there are people in the room with her again..

 


"Loneliness is awful, but Age UK makes it more bearable."

92-year-old Amrita has found the pandemic particularly difficult as she loves to be around other people. She told us that at times she resorted to talking to herself for company.

Weekly calls have helped Amrita rediscover the joy of conversation. She told us that as soon as she picks up the phone with her befriender, she barely stops talking!

 

With your support, we can keep working to combat local loneliness

Thousands of people rely on us every year, and we can only be there with your support. Could you help us be there to answer the next call?

Our 'No One Should Have No One' appeal is kindly supported by 

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