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Elderly benefit from anonymous donation

29th April 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

Elderly residents of York are to benefit from the funds donated to a charity in the area from an anonymous source. The charity has publicly thanked the anonymous well-wisher for their generous donation of £5,000 in total, which has enabled the charity to continue their hard work and take elderly residents on outings and maintain a level of independence and a social life.

The charity in question has said that the anonymous donor has consistently made a donation for the past three years at the end of each March. The first came in the form of a banker’s draft for £1,000 and the following two were for £2,000.

A helping hand

The donations have come as a welcome addition to the charity’s funding as they are now able to satisfy the increasing demand for their services; an aging population in Britain means that there are even more people reliant on mobility aids and stair lifts around the home and charities such as these to provide a sufficient social life.

Age UK's York branch finance and administration officer, Jan Hunter said of the generous funding, “We are extremely grateful for these donations but, because they are made anonymously, are unable to write to the donor to thank them and assure them that the money will be put to good use”.

The funding is to be put to good use according to Hunter, who also said, “It will help ensure we can continue to take parties of elderly people out on trips in our minibus, to the coast and so on, who wouldn't otherwise be able to get out”.

In addition to such great services as the work done by the aforementioned charity, elderly residents throughout Britain can benefit from a greater degree of mobility with the range of aids from Handicare, where their level access walk in showers and walking aids can make for a more independent lifestyle.

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