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Share Your Warmth 2020

Published on 30 September 2020 07:43 PM

Help Age UK Oxfordshire and Active Oxfordshire to share the warmth this winter by following Sir Muir Grays example. If, like him, you feel that you don't need your winter fuel payment to stay warm, you can share your warmth by donating £200 now.

We know that isolation, loneliness and depression not only cause suffering but they increase the risk of dementia . We have strong scientific evidence that activity, physical and mental, helps people live longer better and reduces their risk of hospital admission and needing social care. This is particularly critical as we live with the additional challenges that the pandemic is presenting to us.

Many thousands of people in Oxfordshire will have received a winter fuel payment. For some of them this will have been of great importance but many of us wonder what we should do with this £200. With this note we are launching the Share Your Warmth Appeal again this year with the aim of getting people to give their winter fuel allowance to Age UK Oxfordshire to make winter better for housebound and inactive people.

Age UK Oxfordshire, along with Active Oxfordshire's support, are working every day to enable people to be more active in later life and to bring people together to enjoy life. They need our help to reach more people with more activities and opportunities.

Your £200 could:

  • Support 20 housebound people to do chair-based exercises at home with a home exercise pack
  • Support 40 older people to attend an online tailored group exercise class, keeping them active, mobile and socially connected.
  • Enable 100 housebound older people in Oxfordshire to receive a friendly phone cal

Please donate today: 

Cheques should be written out to ‘Age UK Oxfordshire’ and sent to 'Age UK Oxfordshire, 9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, OX14 3YT'. Thank you. 


Age UK Report: ‘The impact of COVID-19 to date on older people’s mental and physical health’