A way to help older people this winter

With the Met Office predicting a colder than average December this year, it is vital that older people get the support they need to survive the freezing cold days and nights to come.

I hope you agree, no one should have to make the unfair choice between heating their home or eating a warm meal.

This is why we, Friends of the Elderly (charity no. 226064), have launched our first ever Crowdfunder so vulnerable older people living in poverty can be warm and well this winter.

Are you able to make a vital gift today and help older people in desperate situations find relief and joy?

Recently, we helped a lovely lady called Glenys*, aged 72, who had not had heating or hot water for five years!

Glenys had carefully put aside just enough money to have an essential new heating system installed when the money was tragically stolen. Having no money to continue the planned work, Glenys was unable to turn on a radiator to heat her home, do laundry, or just run a hot bath to keep warm.

“I used to curl up on the sofa with two duvets. I even used an eye mask to cover my nose to keep it warm. I am so grateful you have no idea. It used to take me all day to do the washing; I am now able to do it all without boiling a kettle! It is wonderful.”

There are many more older people, like Glenys, who are struggling financially and have no one to turn to. All they need is someone to show them a little kindness.

Your generosity will enable us to give financial comfort by purchasing or repairing heaters, fixing broken boilers, insulating draughty windows and doors, buying warm winter clothing and more.

With a generous matched funding partner, any kind gift made will be doubled after the Crowdfunder ends! You will therefore be making twice the difference.

If you are able to, please make this life changing gift today. It could be the most important gift you make this Christmas.

Here is our Crowdfunding page. Also, if you are happy to, please share on your personal social media platforms and help us spread warmth and joy to older people in need.

Very best wishes for the festive season

*Name change for confidentiality



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