Help Age Concern Southend Survive Corvid-19!

by Claire Slack in Westcliff On Sea, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £800

raised so far

+ est. £107.50 Gift Aid



Help Age Concern Southend survive through the CORVID-19 pandemic.

by Claire Slack in Westcliff On Sea, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th May 2020 we'd raised £750 with 27 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape which is going to make it very challenging for small charities like us to survive. 

Without income from our fundraising events and through our usual services like day care, community clubs, keep fit classes and minibus hire we are in a precarious situation and yet, more than ever, older people in our community need our support.

This pandemic has left many older people alone in their homes, with limited ability to get shopping, prescriptions or even to talk to other people. As such we are increasing our offering of telephone befriending to ensure that no-one feels alone whilst they are following government regulations and isolating. We are also on hand to answer any calls between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday to offer support and to signpost to other organisations that may be able to help deal with anything older people (and their friends and family) might need.

None of this comes without a cost. Rent, insurance and utility bills still need paying to keep us in the black and, even though we have furloughed most of our team and cut costs where we can, we still have wages that need paying to enable us to offer support to our community when it is most needed. We currently have enough funds to see us through to May but with no sign of the lock down ending soon and a lost income of around £50,000 already we are not sure who long our charity will survive without external support. 

Absolutely every penny donated will go towards keeping our charity going over the coming months and helping us to provide much needed services to our community. 

To find out more please get in touch with us on 01702 345373 or email [email protected].

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner (or more) to help a charity you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Donate £50 and get your name, or the name of your business featured on the wall at The Haven Older People's Community Hub in Hamlet Court Road

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Donate £250 and we will give you lifetime membership to any of our community clubs, for you or for a friend or relative over the age of 50.

£5,000 or more

£5000 Reward

Donate £5000 and we will name one of our community clubs or rooms at The Haven Older People's Community Hub after you or your business as a thank you for your support.

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