Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) is supporting Age UK Sutton’s new Christmas campaign to help older people who are lonely, isolated or struggling financially.
To help spread some festive cheer, Age UK Sutton will be putting together and delivering festive ‘goody bags’ for older people in the borough filled with everything from chutney to mince pies and puzzles to Poinsettia. The bags will be delivered by the charity in the week leading up to Christmas.
You can lend your support by buying a gift via the charity’s Amazon wish list (opens in new window) to arrive no later than Wednesday 16 December.
Alternatively, you can drop off donations between 10am and 4pm on weekdays to the Age UK office at Sutton Gate, 1 Carshalton Road by Thursday 17 December. All donations should be well within their use-by date and not contain alcohol.
Other ways you can help
- You can buy specially commissioned Christmas cards designed for the charity by Beci Ward. All proceeds raised will go towards the charity providing vital services to support older people in the borough.
- You can give a donation to support Age UK Sutton's Lonely this Christmas fundraising campaign and work beyond Christmas.
- You can send a handwritten Christmas card to lonely older people helping to bring a little joy and connection in the community.
Catherine Charlton, Operations Director at Sutton Housing Partnership, said: “Sutton Housing Partnership is delighted to be supporting Age UK Sutton’s Christmas fundraising appeal this year.
“SHP is committed to supporting the wellbeing of our older residents, particularly those in our independent living schemes, who can often feel lonely and isolated throughout the year, so a Christmas goody bag would really help to bring a smile to their faces.
“Our Independent Living Officers will help deliver the goody bags to residents who are unable to open their doors. If you are able too please consider supporting the campaign by buying a Christmas card or by donating a gift this year.”
If you would like to recommend an older person in the borough to receive a goody bag, please ask their permission first before making a referral to email@example.com. If a resident is unable to open the door, please include this in your email.
For more information visit Age UK Sutton’s Christmas campaign (opens in new window).