For those who may not be able to donate a few hours to volunteering for Age UK Oxfordshire, there is an easy way to help make a great difference while being in with a chance of winning some great prizes.
As part of the Age UK Oxfordshire Today! campaign, which was launched in May this year, the charity is hoping people will support the campaign through a supporter scheme.
The campaign has been designed to highlight the services the centre in White Lion Walk offers, to emphasise the need for volunteers in the area and to outline the charity’s need to raise a total of £250,000 over a five-year period. It has got off to a flying start but the charity believes its new supporter scheme is going to be key to maintaining a sustainable income.
The campaign is inspired and supported by Fundamentors and partner Sue Baxter said: “Regular contributions, however small, are really the foundation of this campaign and are vital to help us safeguard our Banbury services for the future.
“It’s for everybody, people of all ages can donate for themselves or for older relatives, family and friends.”
Anyone who signs up to the scheme before October 31 will have their name entered into a draw to win a free hour’s trial flying lesson with Oxford Pilot Training, kindly donated by New Folium’s Louise Hodge who also runs a flying school.
Tuesday, October 1 is the international Older People’s Day, something which will be celebrated at the charity’s Banbury offices in White Lion Walk with free refreshments offered to those over 50 from 10am to 4pm.
During this day anyone who signs up to the supporter scheme will also have a good chance to win a bottle of whisky. Regular contributions will help ensure the future of services including Phone Friends, dementia support, a book club,knitting group, singing for health group and much more. For more information, pick up a leaflet at the Banbury office, call 0844 887 0005 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire