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Warm Hearts for Toynbee Hall's Older People

Published: 16 Jan 2013


On the 15th of January 2013, Muslim Aid came to Toynbee Hall to donate ‘Keep Warm Kits’ to older people to support them through the freezing weather conditions. In total they delivered 100 thermal blankets, 20 pairs of thermal socks, 20 flasks, 94 halogen heaters and 94 kettles. These are being distributed amongst our most vulnerable service users based in Tower Hamlets and the City of London via our older people’s services – Lunch Club, Surma, Link Age Plus and City50+.

In Tower Hamlets, where many households are on low incomes, older people in particular are finding it hard to heat homes. Older People’s Transformation Manager, Dave Barnard says: “This winter has seen some very cold weather, and the vulnerable people we meet and work with have benefitted greatly from the items from Muslim Aid.  The offer from Muslim Aid has lifted their spirits and enhanced their wellbeing”.

Ruth, 82 from the Lunch Club said: “We are all very grateful. The heater will help keep warm in the kitchen and the new kettle will replace the old one. Thank you.” Joan, who is 69, said: “I’ll use the flask to keep my coffee hot at night”.

Toynbee Hall is extremely grateful to Muslim Aid and the people who donated to their warm hearts winter appeal. Toynbee Hall relies on the support of such organisations to enable us to provide this essential support to older people in our community. A little warmth does go a long way.