Wear It Woolly 2017About 300 older people in Shropshire are expected to die prematurely from the cold this winter. Help Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin to Spread the Warmth.

Each winter, thousands of older people struggle to stay warm and well or keep in touch with others. In Shropshire, around 300 older people will die prematurely for the cold this winter.

With your help, hundreds of local older people could enjoy a warmer, happier and more sociable time during the coldest months.

This year, lots of local schools, places of worship, care homes and businesses are taking part in Wear It Woolly. To join in, simply pick a day in February, organise an event and wear something woolly, be it a funny jumper, a Sherpa hat or a colourful scarf. Each person taking part makes a donation and the money you raise will help support our Befriending service and our Surviving Winter Grants.

Here's what the money raised could pay for:

  • £1 covers the cost of a befriender telephoning an isolated older person
  • £5 covers the cost of a befriender visiting an isolated older person
  • £100 helps an older person pay their heating bill
  • £500 helps an older person get their heating system or boiler repaired

For more information or a Wear It Woolly fundraising pack please call us on 01743 233 123 or email us at enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

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