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“Do something incredi-bobble,” says Age UK - Help older people keep warm and well this winter with your Age UK shop in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

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Help keep older people warm and well this winter and wear an Age UK bobble badge on Bobble Day, Age UK’s winter fundraiser which takes place on Friday 7th February.

Bobble badges are available to buy from your local Age UK shop in Leek for a suggested £1 donation.

This winter 24,000 older people may not survive the cold weather – that’s 200 deaths a day that could be prevented[i] – all money raised from Bobble Day will go towards Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign helping to help keep older people warm and well this winter.

There are plenty of ways people can help warm up Britain this Bobble Day, by getting sponsored to do something incredi-bobble like wear winter woollies to work or school, get down to your local Bobble Day event or simply showing your support by donning an Age UK bobble badge.

Age UK and its local and national partners are working hard to help older people keep warm and well throughout the winter in a number of ways, including through winter benefit checks and handyperson services.

They are providing hot nutritious meals at local lunch clubs as well as home visits and friendly telephone calls through befriending services for those who may feel isolated.

Age UK also offers information and advice 365 days a year and older people and their families can call Age UK Advice free on 0800 169 65 65.

Fiona Ford, Manager of the Age UK shop in Leek, said: “Bobble Day is a fun way to support Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign. Whether you buy and wear a bobble badge or get sponsored to do something incredi-bobble – you will be raising money to help keep older people warm and well this winter. There’s loads going on in Age UK’s shop in Leek, come on down and join the fun!”

Age UK is also urging older people and their friends and family to be prepared this winter and it’s also calling on MPs of all parties to support investment to boost the energy efficiency of older people’s homes and help them keep warm. he Charity is calling on people to help them spread the warmth this winter by joining its campaign to tell MPs about the need for warm homes or making a donation by calling 0800 169 87 87, visiting www.spreadthewarmth.org.uk or donating £5 by texting WARMTH to 70004.

Visit www.ageuk.org.uk/bobbleday or call 0800 169 87 87 for additional information on Bobble Day.

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