For over 100 years we have been supporting people and have adapted to meet the changing needs of society. From providing ‘Penny Dinners’ after the first World War to offering vital support during the recent Coronavirus pandemic, Friends of the Elderly has proven to be a lifeline for many.
Our vision is clear. We want to give older people the opportunity to live fulfilled lives.
Last financial year our services directly helped 1384 older people.
Our charitable low-income grants service awarded a total of £193,893 grants to 583 older people living in poverty in England and Wales.
We couldn’t achieve so much without our wonderful supporters who donate and fundraise.
The Edward Gostling Foundation has pledged to match fund Friends of the Elderly’s grants funding from 2018 for a 5 year period, to the value of £100,000 per year.
Every pound donated to our grants service therefore will be doubled and have twice the impact!
“It has been a pleasure to partner with Friends of the Elderly over the past three years. We receive regular reports on the difference our matched giving donations are making, our board members have spent time with their senior board members to understand the operations and impacts of the charity, and we feel confident that our support is being put to good use.” Caroline Kendall, The Edward Gostling Foundation.
Friends of the Elderly, registered charity in England and Wales (no 226064); registered company in England and Wales (no 133850). Registered office 40-42 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0LZ. A company limited by guarantee.