Do you help run a group, club or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do things better with a £500 award?
Cosyfeet, the Somerset-based extra-wide footwear company, offers an annual Community Award of £500. It’s available to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations working on projects within the UK that support and enrich older people’s lives.
Priory Knit Wits won last year’s award. Based in Newton Stewart, the group meets every week for a chat, a cuppa and to knit for a host of good causes at home and abroad. They used the £500 award to buy wool for their charity knits.
Cosyfeet specialises in footwear, socks and hosiery for people with swollen feet. Many of their customers are over 65, an age group often affected by loneliness and isolation. With this in mind, Cosyfeet have decided to support one initiative for older people each year with the Cosyfeet Community Award.
“We are interested in projects that provide practical and emotional help, keep older people active or give them a chance to meet up with others,”
says Managing Director Andrew Peirce.
“It might be a friendship group, a lunch club, a telephone befriending service, an exercise class or even a special interest group – anything that helps older people feel less isolated and part of their community.”
To enter for the award, apply online at: www.cosyfeet.com/communityaward or call for an application form on 01458 447275. Entries should be received by 7th August 2015. The award can be made as a £500 donation or in the form of a gift of specific items to this value. The winning organisation will be announced in September.