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Deborah Richards

Skydive for Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire

I am skydiving from 15,000 feet -midlife madness for Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire because of all the amazing support they offer in our area

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  • Team members: Ben Cavanagh
  • Event: Skydive for Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire, 17 Aug 2019

Skydive for Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire

You don't have to freefall into loneliness. Help us create a world in which older people flourish.

Charity Registration No. 1078539

Story

So in a moment of madness I somehow managed to agree to throw myself out of a plane !  

The reality is that it was not complete madness when  I signed up  , it was a considered decision due to a  desire to give something back,  having  seen first hand the fantastic support that our local Age UK - Lincoln and South Lincolnshire offer in this area . I really had no idea the extent of what  they do to support older people in our community until recently when we needed it.

My own mum , relatives and friends have benefited from the services they provide and it has made a huge difference to their lives , helping maintain independence and meet with others for company and support . This has meant so much to us as a family too.

It is really important to me that the local branch of this charity receive the money so that they continue and develop all the support services they provide for increasing numbers of older people , who either need a bit of support or company or who need a whole range of services to support them in having the best life they can have .

Thank you so much in advance for any donations you feel able to give , however large or small - every single penny makes a difference xx 

Over 15.3 million people are aged 60 or over in the UK and 3.64 million of those people live alone. Loneliness can be as harmful to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and can increase your risk of premature death by up to 25%. Every day, Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire hears from local people who are experiencing devastating life events...ITS OUR VISION TO CREATE A WORLD IN WHICH OLDER PEOPLE CAN FLOURISH. AGE UK LSL offers a huge variety of services to people age 50+ range from our incredible, completely free Information & Advice service which saw our advisors help service users reclaim over £1.1 million last year, to vital befriending services ensuring no one is alone.WHAT CAN YOU DO?- £5 will pay for a befriender to visit and help alleviate loneliness for one day.- £10 provides benefit advice to help older people have enough money for heating.- £20 pays for a volunteer to visit an isolated individual once a week for an entire month.

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