Care and Repair launch first charity calendar in partnership with British Gas

A charity which helps older people in their homes has launched its first calendar to raise funds to help more people live independently at home.

The calendar features beautiful photographs of Wales which were chosen through a competition run with charity staff, families and friends. It was produced with support from British Gas and all the funds raised from the calendar will go directly towards supporting more people across Wales.

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Care & Repair Cymru said:  “We’re very excited about our first charity calendar and are grateful for the sponsorship from British Gas.  This support will allow 100% of the money raised from sales to go directly to help older people across Wales to live independently in warm, safe and accessible homes.

“Care & Repair is often described as “Wales best kept secret” and we hope this calendar will help to spread the word to the general public of the difference Care & Repair services make to the lives of older people.”

Care & Repair Cymru is a Wales based charity with Care & Repair Agencies offer free help and support to older homeowners and those in private rented accommodation across Wales to maintain, repair and adapt their homes.

The work of Care & Repair across Wales has helped thousands of older people to continue to live safely and independently in their own homes.  Last year Care & Repair:

  •  Helped over 45,000 older people across Wales
  • The average age of those helped was 77
  • 11% of those helped were over 90
  • Helped 1,728 people to find affordable warmth and heating solutions
  • Helped 15,577 people with adaptations to prevent trips and falls in their homes
  • Facilitated home repairs and maintenance work worth £12,598,417
  • Helped 1,044 people increase their income by a collective £4,820,426 pa

 

Lee Parry of British Gas said:  “We wish Care and Repair every success with their new calendar and we are pleased to support their vital work across communities in Wales.”

The Care & Repair Calendars will be available to purchase for £5 each from today via www.careandrepair.org.uk  and from local Care & Repair Agencies across Wales.

 

 


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