We are fundraising for our lonely Reading Pensioners

There are over 2000 lonely pensioners in Reading (RVA report, 2017).

Help us raise £200 by donating £10 (or more) to Engaged Befriending, the local charity who are supporting them.

For the Reading Half Marathon 2020 we shall be Nordic Walking 13.1 miles for Engaged Befriending.

Their work is essential, connecting isolated, older people with their local community through visits from a volunteer befriender.

They recruit, train and support volunteers to visit an older person in their community for an hour or so on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The client may simply want to chat over a cup of tea or it may be that the befriender supports the client to go out for a coffee, shopping or attend an event. They also make people aware of activities, groups and events that may be of interest in their area. These may include lunch clubs, community events and other relevant sources of support or advice.

Some of our marathoners are new to exercise AND have never taken part in such an event! They are being today’s Superheroes, for yesterday’s Heroes. 

Your support helps ensure that lifeline continues.

You can give with a credit or debit card or using your Stewardship giving account, Give.Net.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give. Thanks for visiting!

You can read more about the people you are helping, here.

EACH OF OUR CLIENTS IS UNIQUE AND HAS THEIR OWN STORY. WE SEEK TO RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND MATCH PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS OR BACKGROUNDS.