Granting simple wishes this winter
The wintery days and nights can be the loneliest and most difficult time of year for older people who are alone and struggling to cope.
Every day we answer desperate calls from older people who have no one else to turn to for financial support.
We have replaced a condemned cooker for Evelyn*, 66, so she could once again eat warm meals; granted Harold*, 68, money towards transport costs so he could attend his vital hospital appointments; and awarded Ilaria*, 69, a tablet to provide much needed entertainment and company for the days she is on her own.
These are not extravagant asks but simple wishes that make an extraordinary difference to the day to day wellbeing of older people. You can help make sure more lonely older people do not feel alone or forgotten this winter.
Your gift will be match-funded by the Edward Gostling Foundation.