We are an independent local charity supporting people over 50 years of age in Cheshire East through the provision of high quality practical and emotional support. We support over 11,000 local older people each year and offer services including dementia day support, help in the home, free advice, lifestyle support, men in sheds, combating loneliness and more. Our work is supported by the invaluable contribution of 260 volunteers. Our mission is to improve later life for vulnerable, isolated older people in our community, offering advice, information, advocacy, friendship, practical support and activities to support health and wellbeing and continued independence. Our vision is a county where older people flourish. We believe that poverty; isolation and loneliness, poor services, inadequate care and support, discrimination and a lack of respect are unacceptable. In a county with a rapidly ageing population, Age UK Cheshire East's vital work is more important now than it's ever been. By 2033, 47 of people living in Cheshire East will be 50 years of age or above.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Age UK Cheshire East.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!