Slip into Slippers is Age UK Dacorum’s inaugural Autumn FUNdraising and Awareness Campaign where they are asking individuals, families, businesses, schools and clubs, to get involved by slipping into their slippers for a day, have some fun and possibly take some photos/videos and make a small donation to Age UK Dacorum. The chosen day for the Slipper-thon is Friday 1 October, as that is United Nations International Day of Older Persons, and thus the hope is for communities to come together, celebrating the privilege of aging.
On this day, with your help, Age UK Dacorum can highlight the needs of older people and raise vital funds to support our services, so they can strive to meet some of those needs. Their range of services include supporting older people to live independently and safely, preferably in their own home. They also provide opportunities for older people to take part in social activities and meet friends. Loneliness is an ongoing concern particularly in older age and has a significant impact on their health and wellbeing.
Age UK Dacorum are part of the national Age UK ‘network’, but many people don’t realise that, as a local independent charity, they must raise their own funds to run services. This is therefore a community campaign that will directly benefit local older people and all fundraising will stay within Dacorum.
David Pearce, the Chief Executive of Age UK Dacorum says: ‘This year has been a significant challenge for everyone. Our charity has had to adapt to ensure the people who need us most receive the help they need in these very difficult times. To continue our work we need to raise funds. We hope you will show your support and join us in your families, businesses, schools, clubs, on-line groups with Slip into Slippers on Friday 1 October.’
The team from Berkhamsted & Tring Living Magazines all work remotely but, on Friday 1 October, they’ll be slipping into their slippers for all meetings on that date to support Age UK Dacorum’s ‘Slip into Slippers’ campaign. If you would like to support the campaign too, just click on the link to download a poster and the Donation Form.
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