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Slip into Slippers 2021

Published on 08 September 2021 11:44 AM

Help us celebrate older people’s day and raise funds to beat loneliness!

 Why not join us in celebrating Older People’s Day on 1st October by dressing up in your fanciest slippers for the day at school, work or even your scheduled Zoom meetings for a big team selfie and raise funds for Age UK Norfolk – so that we can befriend lonely older people in Norfolk.

 This year we’re using our Slip into Slippers campaign to celebrate Older People’s Day. Older people in Norfolk are making fantastic contributions in our communities every day, whether that’s providing child care for grandchildren or volunteering for a local charity.  But there are still many older people in Norfolk spending a lot of time alone feeling increasingly lonely and isolated; local stats tell us that there are estimated to be 38,000 lonely older people in our county.

Slip into Slippers is a fun and simple way of pledging support to help us tackle loneliness for older people in Norfolk. For every £12 raised, we’ll be able to provide an older person with a whole month of telephone befriending, that’s around 400 hours of befriending phone calls for our members!

How to get involved?

Simply dress up in your slippers  this Older People’s Day, 1st October, (the wackier the slippers, the better!) and donate £1 to Age UK Norfolk via our JustGiving fundraiser.

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 / @ageuknorfolkofficial for Instagram.

Support for our befriending service

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.

For every £12 raised, we’ll be able to provide an older person with a whole month of telephone befriending over the winter period, that’s around 400 hours of befriending for our members!

Do you know somebody who could benefit from receiving befriending calls? Visit our dedicated Telephone Befriending page to find out more.

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 winter right here in our own communities, especially in anticipation of any further lockdown/shielding activity.

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:

  • Donate via our Just Giving Fundraising page
  • Send us a cheque to: Age UK Norfolk, The Elms Business Space, 7 The Elms, St Faith’s Rd, Old Catton, Norwich, NR6 7BP or:
  • Donate Online to: Account number: 03990538 Sort Code: 30-96-17
  • If you’d like to set up a regular donation, please contact our offices on 01603 787 111 / fundraising@ageuknorfolk.org.uk and ask us to send you a regular giving form to complete and share with your bank at your convenience (alternatively you can find the form here: idn718-regular-donation-form.pdf (ageuk.org.uk)

 

Other ways to help 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.