We’re joining forces with LinkAge to turn the January blues to gold

10 January 2019

This month, as part of our mission to support local communities and be a force for social good we’re very pleased to be working with LinkAge, one of our charity partners, to ‘Turn the January Blues to Gold’.

We are working with the Bristol based charity during January to help reduce social isolation among older people

Loneliness is something experienced year-round but this can be particularly acute during the winter, and January is all about making a positive change for the New Year.

We will be supporting LinkAge throughout this month with a variety of fund-raising activities by our staff as well as volunteering opportunities.

Ben Ross, our Residential Partnerships and Third Party Sales Manager, said:

“We’re delighted that a Bristol Energy team is going to be running the Bristol 10k to raise money for the campaign. We knew this wouldn’t appeal to everyone so we’re also baking and holding a cake sale to collect funds that way.

“And importantly, our staff will be volunteering this month. We have 200 staff in Bristol and everyone has two volunteering days a year, on company time, to help out for a worthwhile local cause.”

How you can do your bit

  • This January you could set yourself a challenge and support LinkAge at the same time. Take part in a fundraising challenge, host a fundraising event in your community, or with your colleagues. There are lots of fun ideas to get you started. From taking part in a local marathon, giving up chocolate, alcohol or social media for the New Year, to hosting a safari lunch with your colleagues.
  • Make a donation to support the work they do for older people
  • Make a New Year’s resolution to volunteer for a local charity who organise opportunities for older people across Bristol, or simply be a friendly face to older people in your local community. You could also volunteer with your colleagues and take part in local initiatives to clear community gardens or help at a local event.

 

Read more about our mission to be a force for social good

Take a look at our achievements in 2018