AGE UK Solihull is calling on residents to ditch their shoes and slip into slippers for a day to help raise much-needed funds.
The charity is asking local schools and businesses to don their slippers on September 29 to recognise Older People’s Day and raise vital funds for the charity.
Slip into Slippers, now in its fourth year, coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons which seeks to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes where older people are concerned.
The local charity, which helps over 20,000 older people in the borough each year, is asking people to join in by coming to work or school in slippers and donate £1 to the cause.
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.
Lorraine Hart, fundraising manager at Age UK Solihull, said: “It’s 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.”
Age UK Solihull in conjunction with IAPT will be having a stand in Mell Square on September 27.
Shoppers are invited to drop by the stand to find out more about Slip into Slippers or for more information about the two organisations.
For more contact Age UK Solihull’s fundraising team on 0121 704 7842 or email [email protected]