We need your help to save our Information & Advice service!
We are writing to let you know that without donations or funding, this service will close at the end of May 2013.
Over the last 13 years, we have helped older people in Gateshead claim over £10 million in benefits and grants. Our funding has run out and we are working very hard to find a way to make the service more sustainable in the future, but we need time to do this and money to keep the service going while we do so. We need to raise £10,000 in donations to secure our service for this year and based on our past figures, every £1 you give enables us to help claim £40 for an older person.
You may not know that all Age UK charities are actually small local charities who work together for a common aim, but we are not funded by Age UK England and have to apply for pots of money to run our services. Nor are we funded by Gateshead Council or the Government and so donations are very important to keep our services running.
How can you help?
By making a one off donation in one of the following ways:
-By sending or handing your donation to the address below (please complete and enclose the attached Gift Aid form to make your donation go further!)
-By texting AUKG40 £ and an amount (ie. AUKG £5) to 70070
-By making a donation or setting up a regular direct debit on JustGiving.com/AgeUKGateshead
By sponsoring an advisor for £5 per month by standing order. This helps by giving us regular income we can rely on.
If you would like to do this, please complete the attached form and we will contact you with more information.
We hope you can help us to save this vital service so we can carry on supporting people in need and thank you for any help you can give!
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