Take the Big Step challenge and help Age Cymru support older people across Wales

ake the Big Step challenge and help Age Cymru support older people across Wales 

 

Age Cymru is inviting people of all ages across Wales, to take part in its Big Step challenge this September and raise vital funds for the charity’s Advice service and its Telephone Befriending.  

 

Participants are being encouraged to set themselves an individual goal and know they’ll be contributing their miles or steps to the charity’s overall challenge to walk the circumference of Wales. And, at the same time, the charity says the fundraisers will be helping older people who are facing unprecedented challenges right now.  

 

The charity’s supporters are being invited to use sections of the Wales Coast Path and/or the historic Offa’s Dyke Trail. Or they may simply do their steps at home by walking around their garden, taking their dog for a walk, or taking their grandchildren to school.    

 

All Age Cymru asks is that supporters record their step total or mileage and collect as much sponsorship as possible. And if supporters raise at least £50 they will be given a free event t-shirt by the charity.  

 

The Big Step challenge is being supported by Sky Cares and Ogi. 

 

Age Cymru’s chief executive Victoria Lloyd says: “I am incredibly proud of the help and support that Age Cymru staff and volunteers provide to older people across Wales.   

 

“We’re asking you to become part of that broader team by helping us raise funds to make sure our services continue to be there for older people when they need us most. Your support can make the difference.   

 

“This is our biggest ever Wales-wide fundraising drive and it’s never been more needed.  I would urge you to join us in helping to create an age friendly Wales.” 

 

For more information on how to join the Big Step challenge for free, and how to join the community group on Facebook, visit: www.agecymru.org.uk/thebigstep 

or call 029 2043 1555. 

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