COPY OF OUR SPONSOR LETTER TO BE CIRCULATED WITHIN LOCAL COMMUNITY
Patron: Lady Barnard
Registered Charity No. 1079248
Web site; www.teesdaledayclubs.org.uk
Dear (Individual addressee)
As Patron of the Association of Teesdale Day Clubs I would be enormously grateful if you could find the time to read this letter.
Our Association has been supporting older people in rural Teesdale for over 20 years by providing opportunities for social interaction so reducing the effects of loneliness on health and wellbeing. This support also enables older people in Teesdale to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. You will no doubt be aware of the negative impact of social isolation on our ageing population highlighted by the media.
We have grown over the years from just two clubs to ten, within different local Teesdale communities. Each Club provides three hours of social interaction each week including a delicious and nutritious three course lunch, cooked on the premises, and paid for by the members. Our members chat amongst themselves as well as sharing any worries and concerns. Entertainment and trips outside the local area are offered and also advice about health and other important issues. Each club has a paid Club Leader and Cook, supported by three part-time office staff and many local volunteers who help serve lunches and wash up!
Over the years we have been fortunate with our funding provided by several organisations but this is now becoming far more difficult to source. As a result we are seeking help to maintain these services through sponsorship from local Teesdale businesses.
This is such a worthwhile cause and we must ensure its continued success. I do hope that you will give us your support.