Raise A Can To Your Gran! Brixton Brewery Launches Generation Pale Ale In Aid Of Age UK

Brixton Brewery has launched Generation Pale Ale – the first beer purpose-brewed to raise money for Age UK Lambeth, and bring people of all (legal drinking) ages back together after lockdown. Following the news that Age UK Lambeth had experienced a surge in demand for the charity’s services from 21,000 people to 70,000 people over the past year – a growth of 233% – Brixton Brewery teamed up with the local charity to create Generation Pale Ale. The beer is a celebration of the older people who are as likely to enjoy a great night out in a pub with a…

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Charities join forces to feed thousands this Christmas

This Christmas a group of charities will come together with London locals and businesses to support communities following one of the most challenging years in living memory. The Kensington and Chelsea Christmas Collective is a group of front-line charities, local volunteers and businesses that have joined forces to ensure that Christmas isn’t cancelled for vulnerable London residents. The charities involved include Age UK, the NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, mental health charity SMART, The Dalgarno Trust, Dads House and Venture Community Association. The Christmas Collective will be targeting its…

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Santander Foundation Donates £1million To Age Uk And Alzheimer’s Society To Support Vulnerable People In The Community

The Santander Foundation has announced a £1miilion donation to Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society to support some of the most vulnerable people in the community following the outbreak of COVID-19. The funding (£500,000 for Age UK and £500,000 for Alzheimer’s Society) will assist both charities who are on the frontline of offering vital support for both older people and those affected by dementia. Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society have a long history of helping vulnerable people in the community and the donation will go towards both existing and new initiatives…

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John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

The John Lewis Partnership, has announced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers with a particular focus on the elderly and the vulnerable. These include a £1million Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities, and protected shopping time for the elderly and the vulnerable. The Partnership is also exploring offering online classes and advice from expert Partners to customers who are having to self-isolate at home. These could include craft classes and advice for expectant parents.  Sharon White, Chairman of the…

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Age UK and The Silver Line join forces in the fight against loneliness

Age UK and The Silver Line have joined forces. The Silver Line, a charity for older people, is best known for its national 24/7 helpline which offers emotional support and friendship for older people. By joining forces, the ambition is to help more of the older people who most need The Silver Line’s vital loneliness services. Its helpline receives over 10,000 calls a week, and its befriending services support 2,000 older people. But demand is ever-increasing, so the charities will combine their strengths to enable The Silver Line to reach…

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