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Donate To Older People

Help protect, connect and support older people.

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It was so hard for so long. I had nowhere to turn and you rescued me.

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Please help us provide a lifeline to older people with a regular donation

There is exceptional demand for the care and support we provide. Regular income from our supporters allows us to continue reaching out to those who have nowhere else to turn to.

Make a regular donation

  • £5 a month could buy an essential household item for an older person living in poverty.
  • £10 a month could help those living on a low income to pay a heating bill so they stay warm and well in the winter.
  • £33 a month could give someone with limited mobility the opportunity to get out of their home and socialise
  • Or a quarterly donation of £25 could pay for small home adaptations and help an older person to live independently in their home for longer.

We promise to always use your donation where it is needed the most so your gift will have the biggest impact.

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  • 1.9 million older people often feel ignored or invisible*.
  • 2.1 million pensioners are living in poverty, the largest number in 15 years**.

With each gift you are choosing to remember an older person experiencing loneliness, poverty or age related conditions, including dementia, and give them a future they deserve.

  • £10 could help pay for basic necessities such as shampoo or clothing for a struggling pensioner
  • £25 could go towards reconnecting a lonely or isolated older person with their community and friends
  • £100 could go towards purchasing a Sensory Table which increases mental stimulation for older people living with dementia


Make a one-off donation

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The difference we make

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.

We couldn’t achieve so much without our wonderful supporters who donate and fundraise.


Find out more about the impact we make

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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.

Contact us

We love to hear from our supporters!

Get in touch at or call 0207 881 1169.

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Data Sources:
* 2.1 million pensioners in poverty stat.
** 1.9 million older people feel ignored or invisible fact.