Churchill Retirement Living’s Charity of the Year
Published on 16 May 2014 03:30 PM
Age UK named Churchill Retirement Living's Charity of the Year
Age UK, the leading Charity for older people, has been named Churchill Retirement Living's Charity of the Year. The UK's fastest growing private retirement house builder will fundraise for the Charity with the aim of raising as much as possible for people in later life and donating over £100,000.
Money raised will go towards funding Age UK's vital work to make later life better for everyone both nationally and locally through local Age UKs.
Age UK provides information, advice, practical services and campaigns on the issues that matter to people in later life. Its free advice line is open 365 days a year and provides essential information on a wide range of issues, from claiming benefits and finding the right care to staying fit and healthy or getting online.
As part of the partnership Churchill Retirement Living has sponsored Age UK's ‘Winter Wrapped Up' guide, an important resource to help older people prepare for winter, which includes tips on keeping well and staying warm in winter and a thermometer to check room temperatures are kept at recommended levels.
Laurie Boult, Head of Fundraising at Age UK, said: 'We are delighted and proud to have been chosen as Churchill Retirement Living's Charity of the Year.
'The funds raised by Churchill Retirement Living will go towards national and local projects, helping older people to be part of their community and make the most of the local services available to them.'
Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Churchill Retirement Living, said: 'I'm delighted with the partnership and feel that the charity is a perfect fit for the business.
'At Churchill Retirement Living we aim to give those over 60 an independent, sociable and active lifestyle. We carefully selected Age UK as our partner as we share similar objectives with regards to supporting the older generation and we hope to increase the awareness of the vital work it produces.'
For more information on how your business can support Age UK, please contact the Charity's Corporate Partnerships team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 169 8787.
Notes to editors
For more information on Age UK or for interviews please contact Karen Richards on 020 3033 1428 or email Karen.Richards@ageuk.org.uk.
We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI and our local Age UK partners in England (together the Age UK Family). We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.
Age UK believes that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances. We provide free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle.
Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group ("we"). Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity's trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).
Churchill Retirement Living
Churchill Retirement Living is a privately owned and family run British company specialising exclusively in developing, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments for the active retired age group. It operates throughout the Midlands and across the South of England.