Spring into Action To Tackle Loneliness With Vintage Vibes! 

By Gemma Wright
on Thu 9 May 2024

This Spring, we are asking local people to help us raise the vital funds needed to continue our work and reach out to the ever-increasing number of older people in our city who are alone. 

Loneliness has the same impact on an older person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and can result in longer hospital stays and less independent living at home. Did you know 97% of our VIPs said that being involved in Vintage Vibes made them feel less isolated, happier and have a better quality of life? 78% also said it had directly improved their mental health. 

With your help, we can make a difference and change the lives of lonely and isolated older people for the better! 

This Spring we are asking local people to help us raise vital funds to support our work tackling loneliness. From a ‘Cuppa and Company’ bake sale, to a sponsored silence, walk, or even dance! Every penny will help us to keep making connections and bringing smiles to the faces of older lonely people in Edinburgh.  

Ways that you could make such a difference: 

  • Organise a ‘Cuppa & Company’ Bake Sale. You can even borrow our vintage tea set to make it extra fancy!  
  • Have a dress up or dress down day at work. You can even use our fabulous fancy dress kit to make it extra fun! 
  • Create a JustGiving page and challenge yourself by doing a sponsored walk, run, dance, or even silence! Check out our fundraising pack for details. 
  • Sign up to the Edinburgh Kiltwalk and join our gang of lovely local walkers trekking 21,11 or 5 miles around Edinburgh in September 2024 
  • Make a difference all year round by setting up a regular donation to change lives for the better! 
  • Or simply donate via our website where you can choose from a wide range of fabulous gifts from a trip out for an older person to a festive meal. Every penny helps! 

Your support can help make a real difference and change lives! 

Any other fabulous fundraising ideas are welcome, so let your imagination run wild! We love to hear your new fun ideas! There’s also our fabulous new fundraising pack crammed full fundraising tips, ideas, and helpful information. 

As always, we are on hand if you need any support such as decorations, Vintage Vibes style branded items, help with posters, or social media shout outs. Just email gemma@vintagevibes.org.uk to let us know how we can help and let’s make 2024 extra special for older people in Edinburgh and bring some smiles! 

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