SILHILLIANS are being called on to don their slippers for the day to raise funds for Age UK Solihull.
The charity, which supports over 10,000 older people in the borough in year is asking local schools, businesses and individuals to donate funds and wear their cosiest footwear on October 1 which marks UN International Day of Older Persons, and UK Older People’s Day.
Slip into Slippers was created by Age UK Solihull and is now in its eighth year.
Last year nine schools including Marston Green Infant Academy, Damson Wood Nursery & Infant School, Sharmans Cross Junior School, and Balsall Common Primary School took part as well as a number of borough-based companies.
Between them a whopping £2,632 was raised.
Rebecca Jacob, fundraising officer at Age UK Solihull, said: “We always look forward to Slip Into Slippers each year, as it is an easy and fun way to raise funds to help us support local older and vulnerable people, while also conveying a serious message about the valuable contribution older people make to our society.
“You can take part with your school or work colleagues, or as an individual, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re at home, work or out and about – as long as it is safe to do so, you can give your feet a treat and help raise funds. If everyone donates just £1 each it can help us make a real difference.”
Donations can be made by sending in cash or cheques, or you can donate to the event’s online fundraising page: virginmoneygiving.com/fund/slipintoslippers21