Additional £1 million to support pensioners in need
The Rothesay Foundation has provided an additional £1 million of funding to its ‘Summer Cheer’ campaign with Iceland Foods.
After launching on 3 August 2022 with an initial £1 million, the additional funding will give a further 40,000 pensioners, who rely solely on a state pension and benefits, a £30 voucher for food and other essentials. The campaign will now be able to support over 80,000 eligible pensioners who are living in need with a voucher.
Along with the vouchers, the campaign will also continue to provide Age UK’s information guide on financial advice following research showing that, despite record levels of poverty, over 770,000 pensioner households are still missing out on Pension Credit payments - worth £1.5 billion every year.