Home Instead helps to 'Spread the Warmth'

Day centre regulars welcome Amanda Hamer (pictured far right)
Day centre regulars welcome Amanda Hamer (pictured far right)

With the Winter weather here, the Home Instead Cheltenham and Cotswolds office is particularly thrilled to be helping to support vulnerable older people through Age Uk Gloucestershire's 'Spread the Warmth' campaign.

Towards the end of last year, Home Instead Care Manager Michelle Keeble-Hawkes completed a sky dive from 10,000 feet to help disadvantaged older people suffering from poverty, isolation and neglect. In December, Director of Home Instead, Amanda Hamer was welcomed at Age Uk Gloucestershire's Herrington Rooms Day Centre in Cheltenham where she presented a cheque for £550, together with mince pies and Santa hats to staff and regulars enjoying the festivities!

Christina Snell, Chief Executive at Age Uk Gloucestershire said: "We were absolutely delighted  when Michelle told us of her plans and extremely grateful to her for raising such valuable funds to help vulnerable older people!"

"The donation will be used to support the 'Spread the Warmth' campaign which is an Age Uk campaign to prevent thousands of older people suffering needlessly this winter, to reduce the number of preventable Winter deaths among people in later life, and to make this time of year for those who may otherwise have nowhere to turn".

For more information about 'Spread the Warmth' visit http://ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/spread-the-warmth/what-is-spread-the-warmth/.