Age UK run raises £2k for older people's services

Posted on 23 February 2011

People taking part in the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash raised more than £200,000 for the charity, which could be used to help elderly people with long term care plans.

This year's event saw runners of all ages and abilities take on a ten kilometre route, with a special warm-up event led by Nell McAndrew.

The hundreds of thousands of pounds raised will make sure Age UK can continue to fund services such as Meals at Home, which are sometimes used by those paying for long term care.

Fiona Jerman, special events and challenge manager at Age UK, said: "The Meals At Home service supports people in later life who have difficulty shopping, carrying food or cooking it themselves.

"The service runs 365 days a year – including Christmas Day – thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers."

Nell McAndrew also showed her support for Age UK's first-ever Bobble Day this month, which aimed to raise awareness of older people living in fuel poverty. 

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