Age NI boosted by Hotels Federation donation

Age NI boosted by Hotels Federation donation

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation Hospitality Exchange Ball has raised £3,670 for Age NI.

NIHF President Stephen Meldrum, centre, hailed the generosity of guests at October’s event, adding: This donation will make a genuine difference to people’s lives. The services offer a lifeline, friendship and, most importantly, the team put a purpose back in the lives of the older people who connect with Age NI”.

Age NI is the leading charity and voice of older people in Northern Ireland, with their work enabling older people to make the very best of their lives and to create a society that truly values, supports and welcomes them.

‘Connected to communities’

Thanking the NIHF Hospitality Exchange Ball patrons Rosalind Cole, right, Fundraising Manager for Age NI, said: “We would like to express our sincere thanks to NI Hotels Federation for choosing us as their charity at this year’s gala event.  We were thrilled with the total raised and thank everyone for their generosity.  This donation will make such a difference as we continue to support older people to remain independent and connected to their communities.”

Age NI services include a free telephone Advice and Advocacy helpline that provides support on housing, welfare and health and social care issues.

Meanwhile, First Connect provides intensive emotional and practical support during difficult life transitions. Most recently, the charity has offered a Check in and Chat telephone service, developed in response to the extreme isolation and loneliness caused by the pandemic.