On Behalf of everyone at Friends of the Elderly I just wanted to thank you for your generosity and kindness in donating to this year’s Silent Night Christmas Appeal.
Loneliness is growing amongst the elderly in Ireland.
In Census 2022 the largest increase in population group are those aged 70+, so your support will help us keep our promise of providing lifelong promises.
This Christmas, your donation will help us in the following ways:
- Christmas Meals and Treats: Your support allows us to provide Christmas parties to our members which involves food, drinks, entertainment and a Christmas present. The smile on our members faces during the party warms the heart and we thank you for helping bring that smile to our older friends.
- Companionship: With your generosity, we are able to provide regular phone calls and home visits to our members. These visits may be the only social interaction they have may during the week so your help is pivotal to our services.
- Warmth and Comfort: Your donation also helps us provide our hamper delivery service to our members. Our hampers contain hygiene products, food, books and other items with the aim of alleviating some of the pressures that have come about with the cost of living crisis.
- Entertainment and Celebrations: With your generous support this we have the pleasure of hosting monthly cabarets, social clubs, bingo, coffee mornings, active afternoons, yoga and much more.
Once again thank you for your support and I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas and a very peaceful and healthy 2024.