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Hello from Team EV - we're representing Elders Voice at the Blenheim Palace Triathlon & will be undertaking the sprint team relay!

"My first & only competitive bike race was in 1972 at a council run scheme providing activities for kids in the holidays. The aim was to get from point A to point B in the longest time possible. I didn’t win. But I think it has put me in good stead to be representing Elders Voice as a cyclist in the triathlon. What drives me to be part of Team EV is the fabulous work our organisation does. I’m proud of my staff’s commitment to ensuring older people are not forgotten. Loneliness can make people physically & mentally unwell. The money we raise contributes directly to giving people the chance to make new friends & lead happy & health lives." - Jon, CEO

"I learned to swim in my 40s purely to overcome my fear of deep water. I enjoyed the learning process so much that I joined a swimming club & started competing. I have very little experience of open water swimming; it is quite a personal challenge however, one that I am happy to rise to so that I can fundraise for Elders Voice. I believe our work is about enabling ageing on your own terms & making it a wonderful and worthwhile journey." - Graziella, Finance Manager

"Running has always been a part of my life, in good times & bad. When work is busy, running can be neglected but it is always a joy to start up again; especially now I have an event to train for, and working with Jon and Graziella will be a lot of fun. I have been a trustee of Elders Voice for two years, and it is clear what a vital role it plays in the local community. Please do give generously and help Elders Voice to keep amplifying the voices of our elderly. One day, when I have long since hung up my running shoes, Elders Voice might even be helping me!" - Lawrence, Trustee

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£1,081.25 raised of £1,500.00 target by 29 supporters

£895.00 donated and £186.25 in GiftAid

Target

72 %

When

From 9th May 2022. Until 30th June 2022.

Donations

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What we do from Elders Voice

Elders Voice is a voluntary sector organisation offering a variety of services to older people living in the London Borough of Brent. These include:

  • A Wellbeing Centre that offers Day Centres for older people & older people with dementia; Wellbeing Activities such as Zumba Gold and Chair Yoga and a Memory Hub that offers music and museum reminiscence sessions.
  • A Handyperson Service that enables older people to live safely and independently in their homes by undertaking handiwork such as installing smoke alarms, grab rails and other adaptations, installing locks, peepholes and curtain rails, changing light bulbs, unblocking toilets and repairing leaks.
  • A Floating Support Service that supports older people with benefit entitlements, debt management, housing repairs, home safety & security and enjoying an active social life.
  • General advice and information for older people in the community.

“I have avoided several falls and feel more confident walking in the house. The service is excellent and a godsend to older people.” – Handyperson Service client

“Zumba makes me feel light and full of energy. It’s the highlight of my day on Wednesday and I hate when I have to miss it!” – Zumba Gold participant

Twitter

For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Wed, August 10 2022, 9:29 AM : RT @NadaSavitch: This is what local services look like @mayorofbrent @BrentLabour @mattkelcher
  • Tue, August 2 2022, 11:41 AM : RT @Ageing_Better: "Challenging age beliefs looks like practicing and reinforcing positive age beliefs wherever you can." Our free age-pos…
  • Tue, August 2 2022, 11:39 AM : RT @ullajohnsonLDN: Continuing to showcase Queens Park in Bloom 2022 winners: outstanding tree pits in Ashmore Road #W9 created & maintaine…
  • Tue, August 2 2022, 11:33 AM : "I am so close to completing it, I really feel like a child in the run-up to Christmas…I have butterflies." 82 year old Nick Gardner is just 8 peaks away from completing his challenge of climbing the peaks of Scotland's 282 Munros.🤩 https://t.co/4WRQHUgnjd #tuesdayvibe