LETTER: Help make a difference

As we return to our normal day-to-day routines following the Christmas festivities, why not add something a little different to your life this year by resolving to take a personal challenge?

Why not make a resolution that could make a real difference to older people’s lives as well as your own?

At Independent Age, 2013 isn’t just a new year for us. It marks our 150-year anniversary of supporting older people in need. To celebrate this, we are asking 150 people to raise money by taking on a personal challenge, which will help us to continue to provide information, advice and support for thousands of older people.

This is your challenge, so what you do is completely up to you. You can choose something from the array of experiences we’ve suggested, such as taking a tandem skydive, running 10km dressed as your favourite superhero or even trekking the Great Wall of China. Or, you can create something completely unique.

Whatever you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to make sure your challenge is something you’ll never forget. You can rest assured in the knowledge that it will be a huge achievement in more ways than one. We hope this will be an experience which stays with you forever – and it will be one which makes a lasting difference to the lives of older people.

Whatever your age or fitness level, there is a challenge for you this year. To find out more about Independent Age’s Challenge 150, visit www.independentage.org , email [email protected] or call 020 7605 4287.