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The work of an independent charity that supports older people across Teesside has received a four-figure boost from the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund at the Community Foundation.
Age UK Teesside provides a wide range of services for people over the age of 50 who live across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool which are designed to enable older people to improve their lifestyle.
The charity is using our £3,000 grant to help meet the rising cost of providing support and advice across the region in the face of the current cost of living crisis, and to ensure that older people are able to get to locations where they can receive this help face-to-face.
The funding is being provided through our Community Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, which offers grants to charities and community groups located in or around the communities served by the Society's branch network.
Chief executive of Age UK Teesside, Anne Sykes, says: “Our services are designed around the things that older people tell us they want and need, and in a part of the North East where there are many areas with high deprivation levels, they’ve never been more crucial than they are today.
“Newcastle Building Society has been a long-term supporter of the charity and we’re really grateful that they’re continuing to contribute so much to what we do.
“Receiving such a substantial lump sum like this takes away some of the worry about funding our work and gives us confidence that we can cover the costs of the services we provide.”