Help Age Concern Gosport’s Work in the Community
Age Concern Gosport has set up an online donation page and is registered for Giftaid. You can make a donation through wonderful.org, secure in the knowledge that every penny comes to us – unlike most donation sites, there are no fees!
Alternatively, you can still make a donation by cheque or in cash by visiting the the Age Concern office.
Age Concern Gosport needs YOUR help. Without funds, this small independent charity cannot continue its work helping and supporting older people in Gosport.
We don’t have cute puppies to tug at your heartstrings. We don’t find cures for horrible diseases. We don’t have relief workers overseas. What we have is a tireless team of volunteers who give up their time to help some of the most vulnerable people living right here in Gosport. That might be your mother, father, or grandparents. Or your neighbour. Or an elderly friend. One day, that might be YOU!
How Much Does it Cost to Run Age Concern Gosport?
How much money do you think it takes to provide these elderly services here in Gosport? It’s not £500,000. It’s not £100,000. It’s not even £50,000.
The cost of providing these essential services to older people here in Gosport is less than £5,000 a year!
In 2017, Age Concern Gosport helped nearly 300 elderly people in Gosport by providing information on community services and helping them claim benefits. And that’s without the 430 people who were helped by our Big Lottery funded ‘Live Life for Today and Plan for Tomorrow!’ project.
Some 120 of Gosport’s older people were able to claim much-needed, life-changing benefits. Overall that amounted to nearly £319,000. For many older people, that’s the difference in being able to put the heating on in the cold weather and having enough food to eat.
Age Concern Gosport does all that for less than £5,000. To put it in perspective, that’s a third of the average cost of a new car. Or the average cost of a holiday abroad for a family of four. Imagine what we could do with £10,000 a year!
Donate now and help Age Concern Gosport make a difference to the older people in our community for another year.
Where will your money go?
- Donate £500.00 to fund volunteer travel expenses and training for 6 months
- Donate £250.00 to help purchase a new laptop and digital projector
- Donate £100.00 and pay for the printing of vital information leaflets
- Donate £50.00 towards the cost of phone bills and other office utilities
- Donate £25.00 to help fund the DBS checks for new volunteers
- Or donate whatever you can afford – Age Concern Gosport makes every penny count
Donate at wonderful.org
Age Concern Gosport has a fundraising page at localgiving.org
We chose Wonderful Organisation because they are one of the few fundraising sites which charge no fees – every penny you donate comes to Age Concern Gosport.
Wonderful Organisation, a not-for-profit company, is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. The principal sponsor is The Co-operative Bank, ensuring there are no fees.
Gift Aid it
Are you a UK tax payer? Don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation to Age Concern Gosport.
That means we can claim back 25p in tax for every pound donated, making your donations go even further.
And let’s face it, we all love getting money back from the tax man, don’t we?
DONATE NOW … please