Donate to help someone like Alma
Alma's local Age UK delivered Christmas joy when it was needed most. That's only possible with your support.
Age UK Westminster's Christmas Lunch project has been running since the early 1980s. It's the only scheme in Westminster that delivers to older people at home on Christmas Day.
More than 100 volunteers assemble meals, gifts and personalised cards, which are delivered to the older residents of Westminster. Last year, volunteers made deliveries to 340 isolated older people on Christmas Day, and spread festive cheer across the borough.
One of these people was 93-year-old Alma. Alma's daughter wrote to say how much the delivery meant to her and her mother.
"My 93-year-old mother has dementia, and recently broke her hip after a fall. Since being discharged from hospital she's been permanently in bed and is unable to walk. I have been my mother’s primary carer pretty much since childhood (I am now 55). So due to all this and my health issues, I knew that I would be too exhausted to prepare a small meal on Christmas Day. But angels arrived from your organisation to deliver lunch to us. Thank you all so much for caring, it was so appreciated."
Make a donation to your local Age UK in London - or choose to donate to Age UK Westminster so they can help someone else the way they helped Alma.
Age UK Westminster exists to promote the well-being of older people in the City of Westminster and help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience within our local community. Find out more on our website.
Names and images have been changed to protect identities.