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Urgent appeal to bring relief to the most vulnerable older people in our city

Age UK Sheffield COVID-19 Food and medication delivery service for older people most at risk

Age UK Sheffield has launched an urgent campaign to raise £50,000 to ensure older people who are isolated during the coronavirus outbreak receive all the food and medication they need to survive.

Sheffielders are urged to donate whatever they can to the appeal, following the first donation of £10,000, which has come from Westfield Health’s charitable trust.

Age UK Sheffield Chief Executive, Steve Chu, said: “We are already getting reports of older people who are unable to receive their food and medication, and have started some emergency support. But it seems that older people may be asked to stay indoors for weeks or months, and we need to ensure they get the food and medication they need to survive through this frightening period.

“I am so grateful to Westfield Health for their generosity in getting this campaign under way. Now I am urging local people to donate whatever they can to help us meet people’s needs over the coming months.”

  • A donation of £5 will pay for a volunteer’s expenses to collect someone’s medication and deliver it to them
  • A donation of £10 will pay for a weekly “essentials” food box to be supplied and delivered to an older person
  • A donation of £100 will enable the most vulnerable older people in our city to receive a food box every week for 10 weeks

To donate to our appeal now, please go to:

Our Virgin Money Giving Donation Page

Alternative Options to send a donation:

Via Bank Transfer:
Age UK Sheffield:
Sort Code: 20-76-89
Account Number: 90103101
Reference: Please add the reference “Food Box”

Please Reference “Food Box Appeal”
Must be made out to Age UK Sheffield (Not “Age UK”)
Please send to our office at:
Age UK Sheffield
First Floor, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue,
197 Eyre Street, Sheffield,
S1 3FG.

We are so grateful for any support you can offer. If you cannot afford to donate towards our appeal, we would be so grateful if you could please consider sharing this page on social media and helping us spread the word. Thank you so much, from the Age UK Sheffield team.

Age UK Sheffield is a registered charity, number 1108413, which supports older people in the city of Sheffield.

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