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Brendoncare Foundation
Brendoncare Foundation
COVID-19 - Keep Older People Connected

COVID-19 - Keep Older People Connected

Why we need your help

Help older people through self isolation - virtually

Older people are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying if they contract Coronavirus. The government’s measures, while essential to protect our older population, will leave many people frightened, lonely and in greater need of support than ever before. This means older people in your community need your help.

Thanks to our fantastic supporters, Brendoncare has been able to ensure older people have a community to be part of, and friendship to rely on for support. In the space of just a few weeks, we have had to make the heart-breaking decision to temporarily close our 94 clubs.

Help our club members stay in touch with the outside world

This safety measure leaves 1,700 older people without regular company, since 65% of members live all alone. Our wonderful staff and volunteers are doing all they can to continue to support club members, by offering regular contact through telephone and written communications, along with virtual clubs, to all volunteers and members.  This support will focus on alleviating the extreme loneliness that older people are set to face, regularly checking our members have enough medicine and essential supplies, and putting them in touch with external resources and our community partners for any services we cannot provide.

When 112 year old Bob Weighton proposed to his future wife, he had to do it by letter, and waited six weeks for her reply. He says communication is one of the greatest advances he has seen in his lifetime. “Now, with Skype, you can see the person and talk to them immediately. That would have been a miracle.”

 Just £3.77 could support one older person for a week. Support available includes telephone calls, virtual clubs, and help buying food and medicine.

27,362.38

raised so far

27362.38

How you can support us

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Supporters

Shalani Leeson

Singing songs for Brendoncare

0.00
Energie Fitness Winchester Members

Energie Fitness Winchester Members

65.25
Linda Whittaker

Inviting friendscolleagues to join me

0.00
Linda Whittaker

Inviting friendscolleagues to follow my lead

282.00

May 20, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 18, 2020

Anonymous


May 11, 2020

Anonymous


May 07, 2020

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 06, 2020

Peter Willan

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

May 04, 2020

Anonymous

20.00

May 02, 2020

Marie

I love over the road from home and have wanted to help but didn't know how

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 01, 2020

Julian Bower

205.13
(plus 51.28 giftaid)

May 01, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 28, 2020

Anonymous


Total raised so far

27,362.38

Total plus Gift Aid 27,747.97

Direct donations

1,395.13

Raised offline 25,620.00

Fundraising pages

347.25

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