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Announcing our New Patrons!

Published on 13 August 2020 01:46 PM

 

Sarah Olney MP and Munira Wilson MP become new Patrons of Age UK Richmond to advocate the needs of older people in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. 

Age UK Richmond is delighted to have Sarah Olney MP and Munira Wilson MP as new Patrons. Sarah and Munira are the sitting Liberal Democrat MPs in Richmond upon Thames.

Sarah Olney is MP for the Richmond Park constituency and the spokesperson for Business, Trade and Transport. Sarah said: “During my short time as MP for Richmond Park, I have become very aware of the needs of our older residents and the challenges they are facing. Age UK Richmond is a great source for support and information in the Borough, I am delighted to be a Patron for Age UK Richmond”.

Munira Wilson is MP for the Twickenham constituency and the spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care. Munira said: “I am delighted to be a Patron of Age UK Richmond which does a wonderful job supporting elderly residents across our borough. The voluntary sector is carrying a large share of the burden of supporting older residents, which has been especially highlighted during the current global pandemic. Age UK Richmond makes a massive contribution”. 

Rob Burton, Chief Executive of Age UK Richmond said: “We are delighted that Sarah Olney MP and Munira Wilson MP have come on board as ambassadors of our charity to support older people in the Borough, particularly at this time, when we are altering the way we work to provide more IT support and bringing some of our help online.  This is a challenging time for many, especially those most at risk of getting the virus including older and vulnerable people, who desperately need as much support as possible right now. We are happy to be able to continue working in the community during this time. We encourage the community to keep reminding any older resident who might need support that there is help available through our charity”.

Age UK Richmond is the local independent charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We've been working in the local community for over 50 years, have 50 dedicated staff and 100 volunteers helping us deliver services and activities in the Borough of Richmond. We want everyone to be able to love later life.