Charity of the Year 2017| Social Policy
Contact the Elderly were our selected charity for 2017 as chosen by our colleagues.
The charity organises free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for people aged 75 or over who live alone. The tea parties are a fantastic way for older people to make friends, get to know people in their community and enjoy an outing once a month with a small group of locals.
Since their first tea party held in 1965, Contact the Elderly has supported more than 100,000 lonely older people.
The charity currently has over 670 groups across England, Scotland and Wales.
As well as donating 1% of our annual profits, Ecorys has fundraised for Contact the Elderly through a range of wonderful activities including: a Christmas tombola (with unwanted gifts), spring clean sale (books and DVDs), Easter egg competition, a bake-off, summer sports day, Halloween tuck shop, and a multicultural meal. It’s also been great to see the charity attend some of these fundraising events.
We’re proud to have been part of your journey to continue to help and support older people. We wish you all the best with your work.