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Coronavirus Appeal

We are urgently requesting donations to support the vital new services we have created so we can respond quickly to the older people of Oldham at their time of greatest need.

In these incredibly difficult circumstances older people will be in dire need of friendly and reliable practical support, food, essentials, information and advice, emotional support and friendship – which may not be possible to offer face to face any more but which are still accessible, and all the more precious, via the telephone. 

Demand has increased rapidly and we have extended our vital services to cover 7 days a week.

Please donate now to help us keep our services running.

Temporary changes to goods donation

We regret that from Monday the 20th July for a number days we will be unable to accept donated goods. As we re-open more of our charity shops we need to expand our sorting premises to ensure the continued quarantining of donated goods. We do hope you understand and will update you soon.


We rely on your support to continue the work we do with and for the older people of Oldham.

 

Donate online

Donating to us online is quick and easy through JustGiving.

Donate by cheque

Make your cheque payable to 'Age UK Oldham' then get it to us - 10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN

Gift Aid

We can make your gift worth 25% more! The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to claim back the tax paid on donations, which means we get more out of the money you give to us.

Gift Aid declaration form

Return your completed Gift Aid form by email (info@ageukoldham.org.uk) or post (10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN).

You can also donate clothing or household goods to our charity shops under Gift Aid, giving us an extra 25p for every pound we make selling your items. If you are a taxpayer you can Gift Aid any donations you make.


Easyfundraising

Please help support Age UK Oldham by shopping online. Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,300 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Age UK Oldham every time, it’s that easy!

Find out more: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ageukoldham/


Donate items

Our charity shops would cease to run without the generous donations of the people of Oldham. If you have anything to donate for re-sale, please drop it off at one of our shops. We try our very best to sell every donated item in our shops, but those we don't we recycle. Nothing is wasted if you donate it!

We also gratefully accept donations of good quality furniture for re-sale in our retail outlets. We can collect the items free of charge at a pre-arranged, convenient time – contact us on 0161 633 0213

A list of all our shop locations can be found here.


Fundraising

Whether you want to walk, run, bake, or even jump out of a plane, we have loads of fundraising ideas and events for people who want to help us make a difference.


Leave a legacy

Age UK Oldham is committed to being there for older people who need us. If you decide to leave a gift in your will to us, you will be supporting us to make life better for older people in Oldham.

Every single gift is vital to Age UK Oldham and we appreciate any gift you may choose to leave us after taking care of your family and friends. Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way to help someone who needs us.

How to leave a gift in your will

Having a will and keeping it up-to-date helps ensure that your wishes can be respected and your property and assets benefit people and causes you really care about. We would always recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor, when making or amending your will.

Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the required wording to carry out your wishes. If you wish to leave a gift to Age UK Oldham in your will, all you need is our charity details below:

  • Age UK Oldham, 10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN 
  • Registered charity number 1145196

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Oldham in it, there may not be need to rewrite it. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). As a general rule, if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

What kind of gift can I leave to Age UK Oldham?

You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. Or you can leave a share in, or all of, what's left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of. The advantage of leaving a share (also known as residuary gift) is that it remains the same over time, and you won't need to change your will to keep up with inflation.

 

Further information

More on our website

More on the Age UK national website