Contact the Elderly has been working with Rotary International for many years now, in different areas across England, Scotland and Wales.
Rotary clubs are based within local communities, with their members - who are known as Rotarians - meeting on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others.
Rotary clubs across England, Scotland and Wales are helping isolated older people in their local communities by setting up Contact the Elderly groups. Rotarians are encouraging their fellow members to volunteer for the charity by becoming group coordinators, drivers and hosts, enabling Contact the Elderly to invite more people out to tea each month. Through our close links with Rotary, we have been able to extend our vital lifeline to many more isolated elderly people, who live alone, without the support of nearby family and friends.
We receive support from many other organisations and community groups. These include local Lions Clubs, Inner Wheel groups and Soroptomist International groups, as well as donations from Golf Clubs and societies and local schools.
Any Rotary clubs, or other community-based organisations, which would like to find out more about Contact the Elderly and how they can support the charity, should contact 0800 716 543 or email.