Something to be proud of at Age UK
THE huge success of Age UK Peterborough’s tins Appeal this festive season makes the charity a worthy recipient of this week’s Pride In Peterborough front page.
Donations from the public, including tins of soup, meat and fish, teabags and packets of chocolate biscuits filled an impressive 450 shopping bags.
All the parcels included a Christmas pudding as well as mince pies for the first time in the appeal’s 25-year history.
Thank you messages to the “marvellous” people of Peterborough have poured in from pensioners facing Christmas alone or in poverty.
David Bache, chief executive of Age UK Peterborough, was amazed that, despite expecting the 2011 appeal to be their most difficult yet, more people than ever had been helped. He said: “What thrills us most is the generosity of the individuals and communities and businesses in Peterborough that gave us enough goods to make deliveries for hundreds of people.”
team effort: Age UK chief executive David Bache and staff (l-r), Alison Kaminski, Deb Page, Sally Page, Sue Bennett and Christine Wildman with the Pride in Peterborough front page.