In the post this morning I received my Age UK t shirt from Helen Parsons their Challenge & Running Events Fundraiser. A very nice shirt it is too and I wore it today on day 8 of Juneathon when I ran 4.25 miles along the River Linnet pathway.
I am collecting sponsorship for Age UK as part of this years Juneathon event . I have no idea how much I might raise but anything I do collect will be doubled by the retailer I work for in Bury St Edmunds.
Age UK needs supports as
over 1.1 million older people in the UK feel trapped in their own home
over half of all people aged over 75 in the UK live alone
over 1 million people aged over 65 in the UK say they always or often feel lonely
250 older people die needlessly every day in the winter from the adverse effects of cold weather
£10 pays for a smoke detector to be fitted via a handyman
£14 pays for a week's worth of good day calls providing contact for an older person
£150 could provide a local group with a Christmas lunch so older people don't have to spend Christmas day on their own.
After 8 days of Juneathon I have run 32.25 miles and have avoided injuries and colds so far. Hopefully I can manage the whole 30 days of running and the generous sponsorship and support continue .