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Season's greetings | Surprising an unsung hero | Befriending stories

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Season's greetings | Surprising an unsung hero | Befriending stories

No one should have no one at Christmas

Dear Mr

After what seems like months of build-up, the holidays are finally here, but not all of us look forward to Christmas. 

Age UK believes that no one should have no one during the festive season, and in our Christmas campaign we've shared two older people’s real life experiences of feeling lonely. In one of these stories, BAFTA-winning actor Miriam Margolyes brings to life Janet’s experience of joining Age UK's telephone befriending service after finding herself alone at Christmas. 

Please watch Janet's film and support our campaign so we can help more older people to feel less lonely.

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas, 

Sophie, Age UK

Closing the care gap

Improving social care

Millions of older people don't get the care they need. We look at how to solve this problem.

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Fruit loaf recipe

Tasty 10 minute loaf 

With only six ingredients and ten minutes of preparation time, this zesty fruit loaf is ideal to bring to a festive get-together.   

Get the full recipe

John Starbrook

He's our hero

ITV’s Lorraine surprised marathon runner 86 year-old John Starbrook, who’s raised thousands for Age UK through sporting challenges.

The moment ITV surprised John

Vote Age UK

Help end loneliness 

Age UK is in the final round to become Morrisons’ next charity partner. We need Morrisons’ staff to vote Age UK so we can help 250,000 lonely older people in communities across the UK.

If you shop there, please ask Morrisons staff to vote Age UK when you pop in for some final Christmas bits!

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