Sunrise of Purley has formed an official fundraising partnership with Age UK Croydon. The care home will aim to raise £3,000 across the year through various fundraising activities involving residents and the team at Sunrise of Purley.
The partnership has been formed to help raise vital funds for Age UK Croydon that will allow them to lead the way in empowering, enabling, supporting and connecting older people in the London Borough of Croydon to live well, healthily and independently.
From this partnership, Sunrise of Purley residents will also benefit from access to additional Age UK services, including heathier lifestyle classes, information and advice, and the Memory Tree Café.
As part of their fundraising endeavours, Sunrise of Purley and Age UK Croydon have been meticulously planning activities that can go ahead in the coming months despite on-going Covid-19 restrictions. For example, Sunrise of Purley is planning a fundraising activity that will include residents collectively completing a virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
By May, the Sunrise of Purley team is hoping that they will be able to participate in a 5k or 10k run around Olympic Park, with a fundraising target of £200 per person.
Jill Kyne, CEO (Interim) at Age UK Croydon, said:
“We are thrilled to be chosen as Charity Partner of the Year by Sunrise of Purley. It gives us a great opportunity to engage residents in our services and activities, giving them access to a range of additional support.
“In these incredibly challenging times for charities, the £3,000 fundraising target is a very welcome contribution to enable us to continue to deliver services for local people across the whole borough.”
Rebecca Peters, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Purley, added:
“We are delighted to be official fundraising partners of Age UK Croydon. It is a wonderful charity that really benefits older people in our local community.
“The Sunrise of Purley team and all the residents are very excited to get involved in some fun activities and raise as much money as possible for this great cause!”