Support our Extra Mile Campaign
Published on 19 July 2018 12:00 PM
At Age UK Kensington and Chelsea we go the Extra Mile to tackle loneliness and isolation in our community, and now we're calling on local people, businesses and organisations do the same.
Whether it’s through our befriending volunteers or lunch clubs, helping someone get to an appointment, or just being somewhere to turn, Age UK K&C provides crucial companionship, advice and support to hundreds of people every year. But funding is short and there are still many who we do not reach. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in going the Extra Mile. Together we can make a real difference to the lives of older people in our community.
Did you know?
According to Age UK, 3.7 million over 65s in the UK say that the television is their main form of company. Across London and the South East 124,200 older people say they are often or always lonely, and the percentage of people aged over 65 living alone in Kensington & Chelsea is higher than both the London average and the national average.
Go the Extra Mile
Help us ensure we can continue to be here for those who need us most by donating today. Your donation, however large or small, will help us continue to provide support, advice and companionship to thousands of older people in our community.
Make a real difference to the life of a lonely person by signing up to become a volunteer. We have a wide range of opportunities to suit all skills and availabilities.
3. Join the conversation
Whether it’s talking to your elderly neighbours, visiting a relative, starting a conversation on the bus, sharing our Age Matters magazine, spreading the word about our services, engaging with us on social media or asking your family and friends to support our work, there are small steps we can all take to end and prevent loneliness.
What our supporters say
"Much of what can be done to prevent loneliness and isolation experienced by older people can be tackled locally by local people and local businesses. Age UK Kensington & Chelsea’s Extra Mile campaign sets out practical steps we all can take. My hope is that everyone will support the work of this vital local charity to ensure that even the most vulnerable and isolated elderly people in our community are supported."
Michael Grade CBE