17th Sep, 2019

Age UK Solihull calling for residents to Slip Into Slippers and raise funds for the elderly

Sarah Mason 11th Sep, 2019

AGE UK Solihull is calling on residents to ditch their shoes and slip into slippers for a day to help local people.

The charity is asking local schools and businesses to don their slippers on October 1 to recognise Older People’s Day and raise vital funds for the charity.

The local charity, which helps over 10,000 older people in the borough each year, is asking people to join in by going to work or school in slippers and donating £1.

All money raised will stay in Solihull to help Age UK Solihull offer advice, information and practical support to the older people in the borough.

The campaign has been running for six years and has helped elderly residents through befriending services, social clubs, gentle exercise classes and home support.

Last year £2,058.66 was raised across Solihull thanks to businesses and schools including Balsall Common Primary School.

Lorraine Hart, fundraising manager at Age UK Solihull, says, “The population of over 85s in Solihull is set to double by 2036, so it is vital that we are able to continue providing our services to improve the lives of local older people.

“Slip Into Slippers is a an easy and fun way to raise money for the charity, but at the same time there’s a serious message about the value of older people in society, both at work and in the home, and a way to recognise all that our parents and grandparents do for us.”

For more contact Age UK Solihull’s fundraising team on 0121 704 7842 or email events@ageuksolihull.org.uk.

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