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Age Well East
Age Well East provides vital services and support for people with the goal of making life better in later years.
Their mission is to support and empower people to become happier and healthier by providing excellent advice and information, connecting communities through friendship and supporting those experiencing emotional challenges or living with dementia.
By playing the lottery on behalf of Age Well East, you will help them combat social isolation, loneliness and alleviate poverty for the most vulnerable in our society. With the cost of living crisis affecting the poorest people hardest, this has never been more necessary.
Their emotional support and bereavement befriending team can listen and help direct clients to the support they need, in the current absence of end of life services. They also support for those who face dying alone. They work in partnership with St Helena Hospice's professional counselling service for those with a deeper need to work through grief.
Communities & Friendship Support
The number of over-50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach 2 million by 2025/6. With around 3.9 million people confirming the television is their main company in later years the need for social interaction has never been greater.
Age Well East offers face to face and telephone volunteer friendship for those who are socially isolated and in need of company. They also offer a variety of social groups and activities for those living in North East Essex.
Their waiting list for volunteer friendship services has reached its highest in history, so they need your support to help find and connect new friendships.
Advice and information
One in five people aged 75+ are living below the poverty line and many are not aware of the benefits available to them or how to access them. Their dedicated advice team provide advice about pensions and housing and helps to complete forms which can be lengthy, complex and confusing. This service is often overwhelmed with requests for support and needs funding to meet demand.
Living with Dementia can be challenging. Their advisors provide expert knowledge and practical hints and tips to help people live happier and healthier with dementia.
From your very first game, you will help Age Well East raise vital funds that will go back into the community, to support older people. Some examples of what your contribution could pay for:
- Matching a volunteer friend with someone who is lonely.
- An expert adviser to help take someone out of poverty.
- New social clubs and activities.
- Research and support for those living with the effects of dementia.
- A compassionate companion to sit with someone facing the end of their life alone.
- A bereavement friend to provide comfort, kindness and guidance.
Registered Charity Number: 1142414
How To Play The Lottery
Each entry to the draw costs £1. Our draws are run every week of the year, usually on a Friday. You can either set up a membership to provide your chosen cause with a regular and reliable income, every week of the year, or you can play as and when you want to, whatever suits you best!
Lottery fundraising is a really easy and fun way to provide good causes with an income that they can plan for the future with. You need to be 18 or over and living in Great Britain to take part.
Last year (April 2021-March 2022):
- Lottery Income that went towards charitable causes = £533,923.00 (43.3%)
- Lottery income that went on expenses = £555,918.00 (45.1%)
- Lottery income that went on prizes = £117,000.00 (11.6%)
In total, there were an average 23,710 weekly plays across our charity partners, with 5,307 prizes being given away over the year.
Please call us if you would rather set your lottery membership up over the phone 0300 303 4500.
How Do I Win?
When you join, we will allocate you with a lottery play number. Our draws are randomly drawn each Friday (with exception when this is a Bank Holiday, when it will take place the working day prior). You don’t need to check the results every week, although you can if you want to. If you win, we will contact you to let you know. If we have your email, your prize winnings will automatically go into your make a smile account; where you can then request a withdrawal, after which monies are then transferred into your bank account, or if you don’t have an email with us, a letter and cheque will be sent via post (please make sure that we have your up to date address).
|PLUS a rollover of £500 each week||up to a maximum of £25,000!|