‘Isolation is a daily reality for many of the older generation’

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Age UK provides a light in the wilderness for the old and lonely in these difficult times.

Around 1.2 million older people across the UK say they often feel lonely
Around 1.2 million older people across the UK say they often feel lonely CREDIT: Dean Mitchell

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Age UK has received a £200,000 donation from billionaire philanthropists, Julia and Hans Rausing, in support of The Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal.

The Rausings were encouraged to make their generous donation after reading about how the Charity’s national Advice Line is supporting older people, who are finding the current cost-of-living crisis challenging.

Mr and Mrs Rausing said: “We are supporting Age UK, inspired by The Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal, and in response to the one million older people who had nobody to spend the festive period with last year.

“The whole country experienced loneliness and isolation during the pandemic and sadly that is a daily reality for many of the older generation.

“The cost of living crisis has meant Age UK’s helplines are seeing record demand this winter. Their helplines are ‘a light in the wilderness’ for thousands and we hope others join us to support Age UK and The Telegraph Christmas Appeal.”

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‘Isolation is a daily reality for many of the older generation’

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