AGE Connects Cardiff and the Vale has seen an increasing demand for its services among isolated older people and is in need of financial support.

The charity helps to fight loneliness and has been helping out with peoples' shopping and prescription requests.

The team at Liberty Marketing, Wales largest dedicated digital marketing agency, is hosting a raffle on the charity’s behalf.

Liberty’s BIG Feastival – the foodie raffle is now live!

For £3 an entry, you could be in with a chance of winning one of five foodie bundles.


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All sourced from community focused suppliers such as Brother Thai, Dusty Knuckle, Franks Hotdogs, Graze And Thyme, Heaney's, Heavy Hand Bakes, Kin & Ilk, Lucinda's Kitchen, Matsudai Ramen, Puckin Poutine, Street Food Warehouse, The Bearded Tacos, The Dough Thrower, The Juboraj and The Welsh Picnic Pantry.

Since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale has taken more than 3,600 calls for information, advice and reassurance and many clients are called weekly to maintain social contact. The charity has also responded to the shopping and prescription delivery needs of 300 new clients.

Eighty-year-old Trevor and his wife Ann have been supported by Amanda, one of Age Connects’ newest volunteers.

Trevor said: “We feel unbelievably lucky to have met Amanda and to have her support, and that of Age Connects, even though it has been under the most difficult circumstances.

"Totally reliable, Amanda is always so cheerful and full of beans.

"She always shows real concern for our welfare, not just helping us with our shopping, but ringing us up during the week just to say hello and to check how we are doing.”

The charity’s marketing and partnership manager, Karen Steele said: "Support from local businesses is vital to our success at this difficult time and moving forward.

"We are so grateful to fellow Cardiff and Vale based organisations such as Liberty Marketing wanting to give back at grassroots level.

"The money raised from their fantastic Feastival Raffle will all be invested straight back into the work we are carrying out supporting thousands of vulnerable and isolated older people.”

Brand manager at Liberty Marketing, Emily Benwell, who created this initiative, added “We are thrilled to be able to help Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale.

"Over the years the team at Liberty have reached out to this local charity, with some of our team becoming volunteers, assisting with digital marketing expertise and fundraising.

"We can see first-hand the vital work they do and are proud to be a part of this.”

One entry costs £3 or receive five entries for £10.


The raffle will run until 3pm on Friday, July 31, when a random name generator will be used to pick five winners from the pool of donators.