The Cosyfeet Community Award
Do you help run a club or group that benefits older people? Could your organisation do even more with a £500 award?
Applications for the Cosyfeet Community Award are now open. It’s available to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations working on projects within Britain that support and enrich older people’s lives.
Regenerate-RISE were the proud winners of last year’s ‘Cosyfeet Community Award’. The organisation aims to eradicate loneliness and isolation among older people. They used the award to help fund a ‘Dream Wall’ initiative, which aims to promote emotional wellbeing. Clients are encouraged to write their ‘dream’ on the ‘Dream Wall’ and sponsorship is raised to cover the costs. So far, money from the Cosyfeet Community Award has been used to help fund riding lessons for a man with learning difficulties, a cinema trip with popcorn for an elderly gentleman who hadn’t been to the pictures in many years, and a shopping trip with lunch for an elderly lady.
Social event organised by Regenerate-RISE
“We aim to support groups that provide practical and emotional help, keep older people active or give them a chance to socialise,” says Managing Director Andrew Peirce. “It might be a friendship group, a lunch club, a telephone befriending service, an exercise class or even special interest group – anything that helps older people feel part of their community.”
To enter for the ‘Cosyfeet Community Award 2016’ apply online at: www.cosyfeet.com/communityaward or call for an application form on 01458 447275. Entries should be received by 31st July 2016. The award can be made as a £500 donation or in the form of a gift of specific items to this value. The winning organisation will be announced in September.