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The Giving Box for Age UK Norwich

This year we are collecting gifts to bring a smile to lonely older people in our community, and those living with dementia.

11 November to 8 December

While many of us gather with friends and family at Christmastime, sadly this is not the case for many older people who can find themselves feeling isolated and lonely. We have teamed up with Age UK Norwich to give presents to as many as possible to raise a smile. Your gift could make a difference to an older person living locally.

Simply pop your unwrapped gift in the Giving Box in St Stephens Arcade on lower ground mall, and we will do the rest. If you’re worried about it breaking, then please drop it off at the information desk on upper ground mall.

Here are a few gift ideas:

·         Toiletries gift sets

·         Books

·         Audiobooks

·         Hats, scarves and gloves

·         Chocolates/confectionery

·         Christmas decorations

·         Puzzle books

·         Jigsaws

·         Mini games

·         Craft kits (e.g knitting, crochet, embroidery)

·         Socks

Please note that we cannot accept electrical goods.

Gifts will be distributed at Age UK Norwich’s Marion Day Care Centre and also via their befriending service, which has volunteers  providing companionship to lonely older people in our community.  All gift donations must be made by Sunday 8 December so we can make sure they’re wrapped and ready to give out by Christmas.

About Age UK Norwich

For 75 years, Age UK Norwich has promoted the needs of older people, their families and carers by offering vital support and services. The work they do ranges from friendly advice to welcoming clubs and groups, and from support at home to giving carers time to look after themselves. Whether you are going through a major change, or simply need a little extra help, they’ll be there.

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