Thanks to the kind support of local businesses, we can be there for the people who really need us this winter.

Just click on the doors below to find out more about our sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor a page, find out more here.

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The team at Zonkey in Bath wish everyone a very merry Happy Christmas!

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Day 2

Donate to our Christmas appeal today to support older people this winter

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Day 3

Donate to our Christmas appeal to stop older people feeling lonely this winter

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Day 4

The Raven. Just a pub. Nothing more. Never less.

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Day 5

Merry Christmas!

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Day 6

Do you know someone who needs a bit more support around the home? Such as shopping, cleaning or getting to appointments?

Our At Home service could make a big difference right away. Visit our website to find out more.

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Day 7

Befriending is a service that gives one-to-one support to older people who are lonely and isolated form their community

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Day 8

Our Befriending service is a life-line for older people who have found they have become lonely and isolated. Each person needing our support is carefully matched with a volunteer and the effect is almost instant.

The friendships can last for many years and be the highlight of their weeks. Cecil in Keynsham told us: “The sun comes out when Nichola visits.”

Find out more here.

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Day 9

Do you know someone who needs a bit more support around the home? Such as shopping, cleaning or getting to appointments?

Our At Home service could make a big difference right away. Visit our website to find out more.

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Day 10

Cutting your toenails might not be something you think about, but if you physically can’t cut your own, you could be stuck indoors, becoming isolated from the community. Our toenail cutting service can give older people back their independence.

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Our Information and Advice team can help older people claim benefits they’re owed so that they can live more comfortable lives.

So far this year we have claimed around £835,000 that people were owed.

Visit our website to get in touch.

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Day 12

Merry Christmas from everyone at Bath Demolition Ltd!

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Day 13

Merry Christmas from Michael Parry!

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Day 14

Did you know that our Information & Advice team can help you check if you’re getting all the benefits you’re eligible for?

Last year we helped people claim around £1million pounds.

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Day 15

So many take cutting their own toenails for granted, but losing the ability to do so can really affect you.

Maureen uses our toenail cutting service and told us:

“This service is amazing. it alleviates the pain in my toes when my nails get too long as I can’t cut them myself. This service makes me feel a sense of independence and very great comfort enabling me to walk better. The service is great and enhances our lives with the great kindness and consideration of all the staff that help and look after us. Thank you all.”

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Our day centres can be a lifeline for older people who find it hard to connect with their community. We provide transport, a hot meal, entertainment and activities.

Sylvia goes to our Keynsham centre, she told us: “It is wonderful. Everyone is so kind and helpful and I would recommend it to anyone. I feel ‘important’ again.”

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We run four Walking football groups across B&NES, giving older men the opportunity to meet friends and take part in exercise again.

“After having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and having two major ops, I didn’t think it would be possible to do any exercise. I feel the Walking Football has had a tremendous effect on me, and my personal outlook has changed since taking up sport again. Would definitely recommend to other people.” Harry.

It really is for everyone!

 

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There’s lots of ways you can get involved with Age UK B&NES. You could even knit some mini hats for innocent smoothie bottles! We get 25p for every hat you knit!

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Day 19

For those who have always wanted to be better in the kitchen, we have ‘Cook & Eat’ classes! Learn how to cook with your group and then sit and enjoy your dishes all together.

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Day 20

Today is our last Tuesday lunch club before Christmas, it’s a great opportunity for older people to get together with friends and eat an oh-so-important hot meal.

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Day 21

Whatever the weather, our walking football groups get together for a game in Bath, Midsomer Norton and Chew Valley.

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Do you know an older person who would love to see our online calendar but struggles with their smartphone or tablet? Our Click Cafe could be the answer! Volunteers are on hand to answer your technology questions.

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Day 23

Another way to support older people in B&NES is to run the Vitality Bath Half marathon for us next year!

Sign up on our website.

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Merry Christmas from everyone at Age UK Bath & NE Somerset. Thank you for your support over the last year.

Our Sponsors

Zonkey