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Take on a Platinum Challenge and raise funds to support older people across the county.

Have you ever wanted to set yourself a physical challenge?

You could run a marathon, climb one of the famous Shropshire Hills, do a skydive or simply take a walk in your local park or garden to raise funds for local older people.

On 11 November 2020 Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin will mark 70 years of making a difference to the lives of older people across the county. To celebrate we are inviting fundraisers to complete a Platinum Challenge and raise funds to help older people in three key areas:

  • Reducing loneliness and isolation
  • Supporting people living with dementia
  • Providing information and advice

Need some challenge ideas?

Download our fundraising pack and once you have decided what you would like to do, sign up to our JustGiving page and encourage friends and family to donate and sponsor your challenge.

The numbers of older people needing our support has risen due to the pandemic. During this difficult time we were able to adjust our services to meet the needs of local older people, but we need your help to continue the support given across Telford and Shropshire and look forward to the next 70 years.

Follow the appeal progress on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. The appeal hashtags are #PlatinumChallenge and #AgeUKSTW70

Keep us informed of your progress: if you organise an event, smash a target, or get your community involved, we’d love to know.

Challenge events not your thing?

Make a donation by texting 'PLATINUM' to 70480 to donate £5 (costs £5 plus a standard rate message). Alternatively, text ‘PLATINUM10’ to give £10 or ‘PLATINUM20’ to give £20.

Take on a Platinum Challenge

Help us support more local older people as we celebrate our 70th birthday.