On friday 8th February 2013, along with thousands of others across the UK, Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley will be getting involved in the AGE UK Bobble Day and helping make winter a better season for older people.
The AGE UK fundraising aims to help warm up Britain in the following ways:
• £5 pays for a warming visit from a befriender to an isolated older person.
• £12 pays for a home visit to check energy efficiency and insulation.
• £20 pays for a warming emergency food pack.
• £100 provides ten older people with a vital winter pack of clothing, food, information and thermometers to keep them warm and well.
Robert Godson, Director of Home Instead comments," We know from first-hand experience how challenging these winter months can be to stay warm and also avoid slips, trips and falls. At Home Instead we try and regularly support national campaign’s, charities and local good causes. So when Natalie Wallace our business support administrator suggested we embrace Bobble Day as part of our on-going 2013 charitable campaigns, we were keen to register for our fundraising pack and delighted to get involved.
I am sure we will have some fun on the day, whilst trying to make a positive contribution to members of our local ageing community and provide valuable support to AGE UK in Lancashire. Recent statistics claim that over 3,500 people in the North West will die from the cold this winter, across the UK that figure can be as many as 200 older people dying needlessly every single day".
As part of our commitment and support, Home Instead will also be posting this excellent initiative on both our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Everyone can get involved by making a donation of £2 or more, and then on Friday 8th February dig out your woolly jumpers, favourite footie scarf, 80's leg warmers or that bobble hat at the back of the wardrobe, the wackier - the better!...Look out for our office photos and stories on the day!