Cosyfeet, the makers of extra roomy footwear, are launching the Cosyfeet Community Award. The annual award provides a one–off donation of £500 to a registered charity or not for profit organization working locally to support and enrich the lives of older people within the UK.
In a recent review, Age Concern found that group activities are particularly useful in helping older people out of loneliness and isolation. Their report states that participating in leisure, social, cultural and spiritual activities in the community, as well as with the family, allows older people to continue to exercise their competence, to enjoy respect and esteem, and to maintain or establish supportive and caring relationships.
With this in mind, Cosyfeet have decided to support one local initiative for older people each year with the Cosyfeet Community Award.
“We are particularly interested in projects that provide practical and emotional help, keep older people active or give them a chance to meet up with others,” says Managing Director Andrew Peirce. “It might be a friendship group, a lunch club, a telephone befriending service, an exercise class or even a special interest group – anything that may help older people to feel less isolated and part of the community.”
To enter for the award apply online here
Entries to be received by 8th August 2014. The award can be made as a £500 donation or in the form of a gift of specific items to this value. The winning organization will be requested to provide images for promotion of the Cosyfeet Community Award.