Why Do We Need Your Help?
Daisy is 87 and lives alone since her husband died 15 years ago in tragic circumstances. She can’t walk well and wears a metal leg and foot brace, and so finds it difficult to go outside to the shops. Sadly, her memory is fading and she is also showing signs of early dementia. Daisy does have a daughter but she lives abroad so rarely sees her and her friends have now died or are not mobile themselves. Her GP contacted us because she was increasingly worried about Daisy who was socially isolated and having difficulty remaining independent – so that is where we stepped in.
Our volunteers who run our Homeline safe & well telephone service ring Daisy every day to check how she is, and if there are any immediate issues that require our attention whether health related, paying bills or hospital visits. We also matched her with a lovely volunteer who visits her each week and sits and chats with her and sees how she is doing. When no one remembered her birthday, the volunteer took her out to lunch which cheered her up no end.
So it is people like Daisy whom we try and help to have a better life and to remain independent as long as possible. In fact, we currently help 200 older people with an average age of 82.
But we help other people too, people with learning disabilities to lead a fuller life supported by a volunteer mentor, people with physical disabilities to remain independent in their own home, families on income support with very young children to remain safer in their home. And of course without our wonderful 220 volunteers we can’t do any of this.
You can help Daisy and many others by making a donation to Bishop Creighton House.
Make a Donation
You can do this
BY POST - Simply print off the donor and gift aid forms below, and send them to us at the address on the form
ONLINE - Click the button below to go to the Charities Aid Foundation secure donation page and follow the instructions
We can make your donation go further if you fill in the Gift Aid form or if you follow the instructions with the Charities Aid Foundation or Just Giving. If you are a UK tax payer this means we can reclaim tax on your donation - 25p for every £1 you give – which really boosts your donation to us.
BY TEXT - You can donate to our charity by texting BCHS07 followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.
You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.
As an example: to donate £5, you would text the following to 70070: BCHS07 £5
100% of the money you donate goes to us. You may be charged for your text message. Please refer to your network operator’s standard rates. If you are with Vodaphone your text should be free.
If you'd like to claim Gift Aid on your gift which boosts your donation to us, just follow the instructions in the reply text from Just Giving.
THROUGH JUSTGIVING - You can set up your own Just Giving page to donate to us for example if you would like to do this in memory of a family member or friend whom either we have helped or who was a volunteer for us, and who has died. Just click on the button below where you can log into or set up a simple Just Giving page to donate to us.