Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO

Registered Charity Number 1175933

Total raised
£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid = £6.25
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
+ £0.00 Gift Aid

About Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO


SHAC is an independent, local charity working in the Borough of Surrey Heath. We are not part of or connected with the Age UK organisation.


• Visiting and Befriending Service

• Rainbow Cafe in Camberley Town Centre

• Tea & Chatter groups

• Vintage Tea Parties at the Rainbow Cafe on one day a week

​​​​​• Monthly quiz nights at the Rainbow Cafe

We have benefited much in the past from grants from other organisations, legacies from local residents and charitable donations from local businesses and individuals and we hope we will be in receipt of these in the future so that we can continue serving the senior citizens of Surrey Heath.

Please donate to support our cause.


Making life better for older people in Surrey Heath.


​​​​​• To provide services to enhance the lives of older people in the borough of Surrey Heath.

• To help older people overcome social isolation and loneliness.

• To help improve the physical and mental health of older people.

• To enable older people to live independently and remain in their own home for as long as they wish to do so.

• To seek the views of older people in order to identify the services they need the most.

• To work in partnership with other voluntary organisations and statutory authorities in order to provide “best value” to our service users.

• To be aware of the changing needs of older people in order to be innovative and forward thinking.

• To secure financial stability for the organisation in order to maintain current services and develop new services.

For further information about our charity please visit our website:

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Current appeals

Jack Guthrie - Windsor Half Marathon 2018

<p><strong><em>Please note this event took place on 30th September 2018, however we are still gratefully accepting your donations!</em></strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Support Jack -running to beat loneliness</strong></p><p>Jack Guthrie,77 year old long distance runner is competing in the Windsor Half Marathon on 30th September to help raise funds for Surrey Heath Age Concern (SHAC). 'It's a wonderful charity that works to reduce loneliness and isolation among older folks.'</p><p><strong>Loneliness and old age</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>As people live longer&nbsp;so many find they lose their network of friends and&nbsp;families often become scattered across the nation and abroad. Loneliness and isolation is major detractor of health both physical ad mental. People feel better and do better if they have friends and social contact.</p><p><strong>Help us do more - Surrey Heath Age Concern</strong></p><p>Things are going really well, people like and enjoy what we do but despite doubling the number of people we help over the last two years we have become over subscribed. This winter we have gained a big waiting list for all the services we provide! We are not an expensive charity to run - we have 80 plus volunteers delivering the services but to be effective we have to have a core of professionals managing the service and to meet demand we need to move towards operating on 7 day basis.</p><p>Hence the need to generate more income.</p><p>Our befriending volunteers make 200 visits to older people every month. We need to double that to meet demand.&nbsp;</p><p>Tea and chatter monthly event takes out over 30 people for afternoon tea on Sundays, the loneliest day of the month!&nbsp;</p><p>Our rainbow Cafe - open 6 days a week has over 200 customers per week.</p><p>It's tea and memories afternoons are over subscribed.</p>

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