Argyllshire Advertiser

Spring into action for Age Scotland



The national charity for older people is encouragin­g people to get moving every day next month as part of a new fundraisin­g activity challenge.

Throughout May, Age Scotland is asking people across the country to Spring into Action to help support older people in Scotland.

Fundraiser­s can take part however they choose, but the most important thing is to make sure they are active every day.

All funds raised by Spring into Action participan­ts will go towards Age Scotland’s vital services, including the national friendship line, which offers a place older people can turn to if they are in need of support, comfort and reassuranc­e or even just missing a friendly voice.

Running and walking events have always been a great way to help raise vital funds and, even with many regular events unfortunat­ely cancelled over the past year, we’ve been overwhelme­d by the kindness and generosity shown by fundraiser­s still going above and beyond.

We hope to see as many people as possible taking up our challenge to Spring into Action this May.

With nights getting lighter and better weather on the horizon, this is a great excuse to get out and about and support a worthy cause at the same time.

Whether you run one mile, walk five, or design your own challenge, your fundraisin­g efforts will be making a real difference for older people in Scotland.

The money you raise will fund vital services like our friendship line.

Every week we receive hundreds of calls from older people looking for support.

Many are lonely and isolated and just want to hear a friendly voice.

We listen, provide comfort and friendship and let them know someone cares.

No one should feel like they have no one to turn to. To help us be there for every older person who needs us, sign up to the challenge today. Sign up to Age Scotland’s Spring into Action challenge or find further informatio­n at­Action

Michelle Supple, director of charity

services, Age Scotland.

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