Sunrise of Purley have joined up with Age UK Croydon as their Official Charity Partner for 2021 and marked the occasion with a 17-mile charity walk on Saturday 5th June.
Age UK are a leading charity for older people, aiming to provide life- enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. The official partnership sees Sunrise of Purley commit to raising £3,000 throughout the year. Rebecca Peters, Director of Community Relations, was joined by six members of the Age UK Croydon team to walk 40 thousand steps from Sunrise of Purley to Epsom and back.
The walk commenced at 10am, with the party returning to base at Sunrise of Purley by 5.20pm. The eager walkers stopped off at a local pub along the way for refreshments and were greeted home by some friendly faces and cold prosecco. So far, £1,560 has been raised, with donations still being collected at this time.
Age UK Croydon will use the funds to continue to provide services to support local, older people, including social activities, and to help people stay connected to others as we battle on through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jo Dunbar, Comms Manager from Age UK Croydon said: “It was a hot day, and it was longer than I thought it would be, but we had such a great time. I actually enjoyed it! People have been so generous, so we knew that every step we took, we were raising valuable funds for a great cause!”
Rebecca Peters, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Purley, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us so far. The walk was tiring but incredibly rewarding and we look forward to doing more things and raising more money for Age UK in the coming months – a cause that is close to all our hearts.”
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