Things Can Change

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ThingsCanChange

Total raised

£720.00
from a target of £5,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£762.50

Offline total

£405.00

looking out the window'Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty' - Mother Teresa.

Imagine feeling all alone to face the uncertainties that old age often brings. Sadly there are far too many lonely and isolated older people in our communities these days. It can be a terrible and frightening experience to find yourself all alone, seeing no-one for days on end. Older people are particularly vulnerable to social isolation or loneliness owing to loss of friends and family, mobility or income. Many struggle to get out at all without support, or lose the confidence to meet new people, or even just make the trip to the shops.

“I never thought I could stay in this house for 24 hours, but I could stay in here for 3 days now and I won’t even open the door.”

This is where your local Age Connects charity can offer a lifeline. For decades we have been providing vital services and support to thousands of older people, such support services to help older people get out and about, get involved with local groups or even assist with a trip to the shops. We can even provide a volunteer to call round and have a cuppa and a chat if that’s what needed. Sometimes it’s enough just to know someone is going to be popping in to say hello.

We rely heavily on donations to be able to keep these essential services up and running. Please watch our video, which you will see on the right of this page, share on social media and donate to help us tackle this problem face-on. 

… “Feeling wanted… that’s what it’s about, knowing that you’re wanted!”

Select the amount you wish to give

£3.00  Pays for 10 tel calls to a lonely person

£5.00  Pays for a volunteer visit

£10.00  Takes an older person to an activity

£25.00  Pays for a venue for groups to meet

£50.00  Trains a group of volunteers

Total donations: £315.00

Pauline Williams

01.06.15

£10.00

In memory of my auntie Miriam Powell, Penderyn. R.I.P. auntie Mimi xxx

Practice Solutions Ltd

06.03.15

£50.00

We are very happy to support your work with vulnerable older people.

Practice Solutions Ltd

06.03.15

£50.00

We are very happy to support your work with vulnerable older people

Anonymous

18.01.15

£5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)

I encourage people to volunteer! As a current volunteer I can not recommend it enough!

Jo

06.01.15

£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Shelley Bird

15.12.14

£5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)

Donating to make a difference to an isolated older person. Here's hoping the target is reached to maximise those who can benefit.

Ian Minard

11.12.14

£5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)

Anonymous

05.12.14

£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Best Wishes in achieving your financial and service aims.

Antonia

05.12.14

£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Most of us aspire to an older age: let's make it the best for those who are already there.

Anonymous

02.12.14

£10.00

Good luck with your fundraising such a worthy cause.

 

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