How your donations are helping us be there for older people
Our older generation have never needed us more. Here's how you're helping Age UK be there during this national crisis.
We’ve seen an unprecedented increase in the number of vulnerable older people needing our help. This is how we’re responding:
Audrey has been really grateful for the support she's received from her local Age UK, which has included health and wellbeing parcels. “It’s been hard not seeing my friends, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, but Age UK have helped make me feel better. The parcels were absolutely lovely, thank you so much.”
Neil is receiving visits from his local Age UK, who are providing essential cleaning and help with other errands. “I wish Age UK could shop for me every day to stop me feeling lonely. Everyone is helpful and friendly.”
Because of the lockdown, Marjorie is no longer able to have her Age UK befriender, Abbie, visit her face to face. Instead, they now have weekly phone calls to stay in touch. The calls help Marjorie feel more positive and she looks forward to them. “Befriending is the best thing I’ve ever had done for me.”
Vanessa highlights another way to raise money while keeping fit. She intends to complete 5000 hoops by 3 June, and is on the way to raising £10,000!
8-year-old Ellie hosted a virtual quiz with family and friends. She said: "I wanted to support you as even more than ever our elderly need your help."
Busy 73-year-old Drewe will be finding the time to run/walk a total of 78.6 miles over 30 days.
There are so many ways to raise money for Age UK from home! Here are a few of our favourites.
I gave to Age UK because I have friends and family and have seen in the media how difficult the elderly are finding the lockdown situation.
Our elderly people are criminally neglected yet supremely deserving of our love and support.
I am a pensioner my so I have some idea what these pensioners are going through.
I gave to Age UK because I believe we should be there for our older generation to help in any way we can.
I gave to Age UK because you offer an invaluable service to the elderly especially at this critical time. Thank to you all for what you are doing.
It's such a great cause helping those who are on their own. We really need to look after our elderly after they have paved the way for us.
We desperately need more support to keep being there for older people in need.
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