Slip into Slippers
Published on 21 September 2018 01:52 PM
Slip into Slippers has become an annual fixture in our fundraising calendar and is a simple way of pledging support to the vital work that the we carry out. We will be donning our slippers and pyjamas this October and are calling for people across the county to do the same.
Supported by Ipswich Building Society, Slip into Slippers is essentially a “dress down day” with a difference – encouraging people to simply donate £1 in their workplace, school, social group, or even at home as an incentive to don their comfiest clothes for the day.
Richard Norrington, Chief Executive of Ipswich Building Society said “We are pleased to be supporting Age UK Suffolk with their Slip into Slippers campaign and also to join them in celebrating their 70th anniversary. Providing a range of much-needed services, may they long continue to support a vast number of older people and their families in our county.”
Jo Reeder, Head of Fundraising & Marketing for Age UK Suffolk said “Slip into Slippers is a recognition of our love for our nightwear, and in particular slippers – and what better than a bit of encouragement to wear our comfiest clothing & footwear for the day and generate much needed income for the charity. We understand the demands on organisations to support charities, and wanted to create a campaign that was easy to take part in, and could be tailored to the individual, workplace or school”. By focussing on a particular week, we would love to see as many people as possible taking part, and taking to social media to spread the word using the hashtag #suffolkslippers.
**Whilst Slip into Slippers is a fun event to take part in, we recognise that there can also be health & safety implications to people wearing their slippers for the day, and would urge people to check with their workplace or school to ensure that there are no additional risks in doing so.