Your gift could help us to be a loving friend to someone like Annie.
84 year old Annie is one of many older people who have no one left to love and care for them. After two strokes which affected her walking, Annie finds it difficult to get out of the house.
So when The Salvation Army made contact with Annie a few months ago, she told us how lonely she was. She shed tears of joy because we had taken the time to call on her. We ended her isolation by inviting her to the day centre which we run at our community centre every week.
Every Thursday morning one of our volunteer drivers picks Annie up to take her to the centre, then drops her back home in the afternoon. It’s been wonderful to see how coming to The Salvation Army has given Annie a new lease of life. She’s made lots of friends and loves to meet up with them for a natter over lunch. And she knows we’re always on hand with any practical help or advice she may need. Annie is very glad she found The Salvation Army. She told us “I haven’t felt this happy in a long, long time”.
It’s thanks partly to the gifts in people’s wills we’ve received that we were able to build the local Salvation Army community centre where Annie goes. It’s gifts like this that help us run the day centre that means so much to Annie. That shows the enormous, life-changing difference you can make to lonely people in the future by leaving a gift in your will to The Salvation Army.