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Unison & Gifford Devine Support Age Concern

Unison & Gifford Devine Support Age Concern

Monday 16 June, 2014 – Unison, in partnership with Gifford Devine and Partners, has donated funds to the Hastings division of Age Concern.

The funds will help with the on-going costs of delivering vital services and support for older members within the community.

According to Age Concern Hastings, the donation couldn’t be more timely with a recent decline in larger funding streams.

“A certain level of capital is required to keep our organisation afloat,” said Age Concern Hastings Manager, Jill Tremewan.

“There are ongoing costs involved with running activities and also providing a free venue for the community.”

Unison Group Chief Executive Officer, Ken Sutherland, said support of such an important community organisation was paramount.

“Supporting the local community is vital to sustaining growth and prosperity in the Bay.

“Having partnered with Gifford Devine to support initiatives such as Plunket in previous years, both parties felt it was only fitting to look at the other end of the spectrum and give something back to those who have spent many years contributing to our community.”

Age Concern promotes dignity and respect for the elderly as well as providing expert information and support services in response to their needs.

“Around half of our calls come from the sons and daughters who might just require a bit of moral support or advice,” said Mrs Tremewan.

“It can be a very traumatic ordeal for people when their loved ones are getting older and becoming unable to cope on their own.”

Age Concern is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based charitable organisation dedicated solely to supporting older New Zealanders. It coordinates vital nationwide programmes each year which rely heavily on community support.


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