|Students and Prof John Horton modelling some of the gloves donated|
Jo Gunnett, Volunteer Coordinator for Age UK Northamptonshire, visited the group to talk about the charity’s work in local communities. Age UK Northamptonshire provides a wide range of services for people in later life, including many who live in situations of chronic poverty and isolation.
Jo also outlined opportunities for students to take part in fundraising and volunteering activities in support of the charity. In response, the Students’ Union Geography Society is planning two fundraisers – a pancake evening for society members, followed by a larger event for students in the spring.
|Jo Gunnett from Age UK Northamptonshire, with Prof John Horton|
Geography Society president, Gabriella Dyche, said: “When Jo from Age UK explained the situation many older people can find themselves in, it was a real eye-opener for us.
“We were determined to do something to help, and the glove collection is the first of a series of initiatives we are organising.”
For more details about Age UK, visit the website.
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