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Slip into Slippers

Published on 10 October 2019 11:10 AM

Are you feeling the chill this Autumn?

Why not cosy up in your slippers for a day at work or school this Autumn and raise funds for Age UK Norfolk, just in time to help us befriend older people this Christmas?!

Slip into Slippers is a simple way of pledging support to help us tackle loneliness for older people in Norfolk this Christmas. For every £16 raised, we’ll be able to provide an older person with a whole month of telephone befriending over the festive period.

Slip into Slippers is a ‘dress down day’ that encourages people to donate £1 to Age UK Norfolk as an incentive to stay warm, cosy and relaxed at work, school or even your local social group (wherever it’s safe to do so!)*

How to get involved?

At the bottom of this page, you’ll find some handy posters to help you, one to promote your dress down day and one to put up on the day.

We’d love to be kept in the loop with your ‘Slip into Slippers’ day, so please send any photos to fundraising@ageuknorfolk.org.uk or tag us on social media: @ageuknorfolk

Support for our befriending service this Christmas

All funds raised from our Slip into Slippers campaign will benefit our telephone befriending service, which makes friendly, chatty phone calls to lonely older people who may have no one else to talk to.

Funds raised will also help us to send our befriending members a Christmas card and call them over the festive period to wish them a very Merry Christmas.

Monica's Story

Monica is aged 90 and moved to Norfolk recently and as such, she does not have a wide circle of friends. Monica’s lack of mobility makes it difficult for her to get out to community events to meet people so when she read about our telephone befriending service she contacted us and signed up as a member.

Monica says, “The calls really lift my spirits, everyone is so friendly and I enjoy having a good conversation. It is nice to have that time that is just for me, it is a wonderful service.”

Why raise funds for Age UK Norfolk?

There are estimated to be 38,000 lonely older people in Norfolk. With your support, we can do our bit to help ease the burden of loneliness this Christmas right here in our own communities.

Local causes can often be over-looked in favour of bigger, national charities. When you support Age UK Norfolk, your fundraising efforts benefit older people right here in Norfolk – that could be your own parents, grandparents or even your next door neighbour!

How to send us the funds you raise

It’s super easy to send us your funds, simply:

  • Call our office on 01603 787 111 to pay over the phone
  • Send us a cheque to: Age UK Norfolk, Henderson Business Centre, 51 Ivy Road, Norwich, NR5 8BF
  • Pay by bacs: Account number: 03990538 Sort Code: 30-96-17

Resources to help you

Other ways to support our telephone befriending service

*Whilst Slip into Slippers is a fun event to take part in, we recognise that there can also be health & safety implications to people wearing their slippers for the day, and would urge people to check with their workplace or school to ensure that there are no additional risks in doing so.

For any further information or advice about getting involved with Slip into Slippers, please contact our Fundraising Officer on 01603 787 111 or email fundraising@ageuknorfolk.org.uk