Morpeth residents are being encouraged to show their support for the growing numbers of older people facing later life alone.
The Age UK shop in the town has joined others across the country in offering pledge cards that people can sign to make their own promise to the charity.
They will be asked to choose from one of three pledges: donating unwanted items to the shop; signing up to volunteer in the shop; donating £3 to help Age UK continue its vital work (it provides companionship, lunch clubs, support and advice to millions of people and campaigns on issues that affect older people every day).
Items that will be welcome include clothing and accessories, gifts, toys, books, CDs and shoes. Manager of the Age UK shop in Morpeth, Cecilie Cromar, said: “Sadly, far too many older people feel that they have no one to turn to, which is why we are calling on people in Morpeth to pledge their support.
“By pledging your unwanted items, time as a volunteer or a donation of £3, you will be helping Age UK raise much-needed funds.”