Everyone in the country has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly local charities who have lost much needed income this year.
The lack of fundraising has seen many charities within the local community change how they operate or even stop vital services, but the Wolves Lottery has been working with those in the West Midlands to make sure that we can help support these good causes.
Since its launch just 10 weeks ago, Wolves Lottery has donated over £3,000 to Age Concern Birmingham, who are constantly looking to make a positive difference to older people’s lives by offering services to help promote wellbeing and independence.
Dawn McCarthy, commercial and administration operations manager at Age Concern Birmingham, said: “Covid-19 has created anxiety, frustration and fear. Another lockdown and new restrictions will mean that many older adults will be unable to see loved ones and with removed support networks with the closure of centres, restaurants and places of worship, they are facing isolation.
“Since the first lockdown, Age Concern Birmingham have adapted to meet the needs of older adults and vulnerable people. With committed staff and amazing volunteers, we have been able to continue our ongoing support through our range of services.”
Since the temporary closure of all day care centres, Age Concern Birmingham have launched a Day Care @ Home service which provides daily activities meeting the needs of their clients.
Age Concern Birmingham’s partnership with Wolves has seen them raise as much as £50,000 through Wolves Lottery and the Goalden Gate Superdraw previously.
To find out more about the great work Age Concern Birmingham do or to join Wolves Lottery, visit: ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk.