Charity worker going the extra mile for elderly

Rob Everitt from Age UK Lindsey
Rob Everitt from Age UK Lindsey

Most of us have gone the extra mile at the office at some point, but one charity worker is taking it a step further to raise funds for the elderly.

As part of his training for the London Marathon in April, Rob Everitt, of Age UK Lindsey, Rob Everitt will be running 15 miles across the Lincolnshire Wolds on Wednesday, February 26 from age UK Lindsey’s access centre in Horncastle to its other in Louth.

This is the first time Rob has taken part in the London Marathon and he wants to raise as much money as possible for the charity he works for.The access centres are the first point of contact for callers from across East and West Lindsey and provide a ‘drop in’ point for a whole range of other enquiries for older people.

Rob said: “We offer a free home visit service to older people in order to complete forms to claim money they are entitled to,

“It costs about £50 a visit and we do not receive any funding from the Government towards this vital service. Our main source of income is through our charity shops and donations from the public.”

Sponsorship forms are in the Horncastle Age UK Lindsey charity shop and access centre. Donations may also be made by texting AUKL26 and the donation amount to 70070.

To find out more about the services call 01507 525892.