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It’s going to be a platinum year all round with Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2022

Published on 15 February 2022 03:14 PM

Not only is the Queen celebrating her incredible reign of 70 years, but Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is also proud to be sharing the royal celebrations with our own Platinum Anniversary and we have a fun packed year of exciting events and activities to match.

The year when Queen Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952 was also the year that Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland (formerly National Old People's Welfare Committee (NOPWC) then Age Concern Leicester 1972 and subsequently Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland 2010) started to provide exceptional support for local older people living in the city, county and Rutland, and we haven’t stopped since. Not only have we been supporting the people of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland for 70 years, but we have also grown to be the largest independent local Age UK in England. The demand for our services has grown exponentially since 1952 and we are tremendously proud of our achievements, especially during the last 2 years when we’ve been a lifeline for thousands of local older people.

From home care, dementia support, day centres, carers support, information, and advice through to befriending, we deliver a plethora of services to local people, and demand is higher than ever.

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland’s Executive Director Tony Donovan said ‘We are immensely proud of our services, staff and the people of our wonderful city and counties, and with the Queen’s Platinum Anniversary coinciding with our own milestone anniversary makes this the most special of years as we can celebrate the Double Platinum.

Older people in our communities are struggling more than ever – there is real hardship out there, especially with the cost of living and energy prices increasing, the future can seem bleak.

This year will be a great way to highlight our work and reach those people who need us now more than ever while also being able to raise vital funds enabling us to continue serving local older people for the next 70 years +’.

If you’re planning a Platinum celebration in 2022, then why not raise some money along the way! 

For more information or details about Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland’s Platinum celebrations please visit email

Celebrate with us!

Want to join in the celebrations and help us raise vital funds? There are plenty of ways you can get involved throughout the year.