Age UK Lancashire
Charity of the Month
About Age UK Lancashire
This year, they have the additional impact of the cost of living crisis, which will place pressure on the budgets of older people on low incomes, who may become unwell due to not being able to afford to heat their homes properly or eat healthily. Age UK Lancashire are anticipating an increase in demand for theirservices as a result of all these issues.
Their Achievements / Goals
Age UK Lancashire’s Digital inclusion Project has evolved from a donation of 50 tablets at the start of the pandemic through to a fully funded service. This has helped older people keep connected with their families and supported their mental health. Our first recipient of a tablet went on to benefit from our other services. She said that her tablet was “not as good as a hug, but the next best thing!”
Canoe Challenge - 12 miles on the 1st october
On Saturday 1st October 2022, taking place on the Lancaster canal, starting at Bridge House Marina in Garstang, you will canoe (in minimum teams of 2 people) 12 miles to Lancaster, taking in the fantastic scenery as you go. The 12-mile course can take between 3 and 5 hours to complete, making it a real challenge and hugely rewarding once completed. There are no locks along this stretch of the canal so no need to worry about getting out or going through them.
The Age UK Lancashire team will be at checkpoints along the route offering support and encouragement, ensuring your safety and wellbeing at all times. You will be fully supported on the day and all canoes, buoyancy aids and paddles are provided. We also have a FREE practice session to help you prepare. A suggested kit list is sent out prior to the challenge, so you will be fully prepared and raring to go. You will need to have a minimum of 2 people in your team, or you can enter a team of up to 5 people and split the distance. If you have more than 5 people we would suggest entering 2 teams.