Today is Age UK’s ‘Bobble Day‘ and Sleigh & Story are enjoying being involved in the campaign to help make winter a better season for older people.
We’ve dug out our woolly jumpers and are wearing them to work today, for a suggested donation of £2. A good excuse for a casual clothes day.
Debbie’s 11 year old daughter has made a chocolate cake to help raise more funds for Age UK. The team are just tucking into it as I type!
We are also selling bobble pins.
Bobble Day is part of the ‘Spread the warmth‘ campaign by Age UK to stop older people suffering and dying needlessly in winter.
26,000 winter deaths every year…
Every year, more than 26,000 people die needlessly during winter because of the cold weather.
… 9 in 10 of which are older people
Older people are more vulnerable to effects of cold weather – out of the 26,000 winter deaths every year, 9 in 10 are older people.