Support for the Elderly in Westminster

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Support for the Elderly in Westminster

Support for the Elderly in Westminster

Age UK Westminster By Age UK Westminster

Age UK Westminster is crowdfunding to support vulnerable older people during the coronavirus outbreak with shopping, food parcel deliveries and telephone befriending.

City of Westminster Fundraising stage

0
backer
£0
pledged of £11,060
63
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £11,060 by 28 Jul 2020

Age UK Westminster has always been at the forefront of support for older people in Westminster and, in these testing times, we need your help more than ever before. Because of the virus, we need to increase our telephone befriending service and start a remote shopping service to deliver food and other basic essentials to older people in their homes. In the coming weeks, demands for our services will increase and we will be working with other community groups and charities to maintain services and reach as many isolated older people as possible. Many of our clients have less than two days’ worth of food at home and are too nervous to go out. Internet shopping is not an option for many of them, so they are reliant on our volunteers delivering urgently needed food and basic essentials.

What we'll deliver:

  • Non perishable items for elderly clients
  • Telephone befriending service for elderly clients
  • Provide Shopping Service

Why it's a great idea:

As an independent charity, we have to raise our own funds. Your pledges during this difficult time will help us reach all those who need help and keep them safe and well.

Steps to get it done:

  • Source non perishable items
  • Organise non perishable items for delivery
  • Co-ordinate delivery service
  • Expand telephone befriending service

Location City of Westminster

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,060

Coronavirus support package for elderly - £4,000 (36%)
Non perishable supplies - £2,500 (23%)
Volunteer DBS checks + induction - £1,500 (14%)
Travel expenses - £1,000 (9%)
Technology for telephone befriending expansion (1 year) - £1,000 (9%)
Other - £1,060 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

36%
Coronavirus support package for elderly
£4,000
23%
Non perishable supplies
£2,500
14%
Volunteer DBS checks + induction
£1,500
9%
Travel expenses
£1,000
9%
Technology for telephone befriending expansion (1 year)
£1,000
10%
Other
£1,060
  • Spacehive fees
    £500
  • Transaction Fees
    £460
  • VAT
    £100

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Further volunteer support + training

Total £11,060

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