9th Dec, 2016

Age UK Solihull are encouraging residents to ditch their shoes for slippers to raise much-needed funds

Sarah Mason 18th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

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 30 to recognise Older People’s Day and raise vital funds for the charity.

Slip into Slippers, now in its third year, coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons which seeks to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes where older people are concerned.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.

Schools already signed up to take part include Blossomfield Infants, Cheswick Green, Coppice Junior, Balsall Common Junior, Marston Green Infants and Damsonwood Nursery and Infants.

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.”

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