Cadbury is joining forces with Age UK to fight loneliness
Published on 16 September 2019 02:08 PM
We’re proud that Age UK is working with Cadbury to help draw attention to the 225,000 older people who often go a whole week without speaking to anyone.
Loneliness is a crisis in the UK. Being lonely affects your health, your wellbeing and the way you see yourself. It can make you feel invisible and forgotten.
Age UK and Cadbury have joined forces to do something about it. And we need your help.
Cadbury has donated the words from their Cadbury Dairy Milk bars – for every bar sold, 30p will go directly to Age UK to help provide vital services, support and friendship when older people need it most.
We’re asking you to think about how you could donate your words to make a difference to older people near you.
Visit the Donate your words website to find out more about how you can help, or check out our ideas below.
Donate your words to help older people in Solihull.
It is estimated that 4,000 over 65s in Solihull see themselves as intensely lonely.
We are here to provide information, advice and practical support to reduce loneliness through our services such as Linking People Together.
Here are some ideas for how you can donate your words to help reduce loneliness Solihull:
- Become a volunteer befriender and visit or telephone a lonely older person on a regular basis
- Check out our other volunteering opportunities to see how giving your time can help local older people
- Do a sponsored silence or a month without social media. There are some resources on our Fundraising page, or you can contact us if you need some support.
- Make a donation, which will stay in Solihull to help us run our services for local older people