GATHER ROUND FOR GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

To mark this year’s National Grandparents’ Day (Sunday 3rd October 2021), Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland are partnering with Pukka for a “Gather Round for Grandparents’ Day” campaign which will raise awareness about the importance of combatting loneliness and looking out for our older family and community members. Being a long-established Leicester-based bakery, Pukka also promotes quality time with your family and so was an obvious choice of partner.

With a more positive outlook for the future, Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland are keen to re-establish those close family bonds that have been missing for such a long time. The charity continues to help those who have been isolated and fearful for more than a year to re-engage with their families, communities and support networks.

National Grandparents’ Day will be a poignant milestone for many families but for so many more it will be a welcome opportunity to sit together around a table once again and enjoy the company of wonderful older relatives and friends.

Pukka and Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland are asking you to help celebrate National Grandparents’ Day by telling us about your own grandparents. Simply visit Pukka’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to submit a few words about why your grandparents are so special, to be in with a chance to win a Pukka hamper and games for all the family, the competition opens on Friday 17th September 2021.

Tony Donovan, Executive Director at Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland says: “It is a privilege to be partnering with Pukka, an established and well-known local business, and by working together we hope to make a real difference to local older people.”

Isaac Fisher, General Manager at Pukka, adds: “As The People’s Pie, the local community is at the heart of everything we do. With older people needing support more than ever before, we’re delighted to be working with Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland to make a positive difference this National Grandparents’ Day.”

Local Leicester Legends will be backing the campaign and so can you.

For more information contact Nikky Miles, Corporate Fundraiser on [email protected] or 0116 223 7346
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland to Lansdowne House, 113 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7LA.

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